I loved this excerpt from an article titled “The Long-Dead Native Language Wopânâak is Revived” from the Nov/Dec 2012 issue of Yankee magazine, and thought it was the perfect way to start the New Year: "The first gift we give our children is language. That whispered welcome between a mother and her baby when the child is first laid upon her breast begins a lifelong dialogue through which subsequent gifts are given. Our beliefs, our dreams, our heritage- we pass these things on through the spoken word. Biology gives us our body, but language delivers our soul."
Words create worlds.
Amen to that.