Life’s Languages

My kids seem to be learning another language. It isn’t really another language although sometimes it seems that way when they come home with all sorts of abbreviations or substitute words for what they want to say.Then falls upon me to learn these new words or abbreviations to understand what it is they are trying to say. Of course, this all has me thinking.

Because I work to understand the language evolution today I can’t help but think of the language of our past. What made writers like Jane Austin so timeless?
I thought about it quite a bit and realized that perhaps it had nothing to do with the language at all but more the issues that remain the same throughout time. We have a different way of going about it but courtship is courtship and love is love. We still aim to be wooed and the game of playing hard to get is still the same. It is a different language altogether.

Happy writing this week!

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