Words as Company

“I wanted to describe the world, because to live in an undescribed world was too lonely.”
— Nicole Krauss
 By Misty Mawn

By Misty Mawn

By Charlotte Matthews

This quotation from Nicole Krauss’ The History of Love strikes me as apt for Whistle Words. It reminds me that writing is a form of transcendence, helping us soar above the clutter and quotidian, allowing us to be heard, to be understood. When I read words I love I am no longer alone. I have acquired a friend, a steadfast presence whose company I can come back to over and over as often as I wish.