I am—for my sins—a words person. But I’m not a words person because I love to read (though I do) or because I love to write (I…don't…sorta). I’m a words person because I love creating shared meanings that only make sense within a community. I love through creating a shared world of words.
With surgery recovery, two phrases have become part of my lexicon with myself:
- “Don’t be a left leg.” and
- “Body, don’t be a dick, you don’t got one anymore.”
I have others that are less self-deprecating, but I’ll keep those to myself. These just tickle my humor in just the right way.