I’m frequently able to get into discussions with the boys before, during or after our rehearsals about a variety of things and recently we started talking about words and their effect on our own lives and others’ lives too. Especially in our [their] world today, there is so much negativity and so much hatred.
It began innocuously enough describing some of the words in our music. To encourage more dialogue, I started writing opposite words on our white board, so we began with two letter words and went up from there.
Here is the list we came up with:
Me has 2 letters, so does We
Cry has 3 letters, so does Joy
Hurt has 4 letters so does Heal
Wrong has 5 letters, so does Right
Hating has 6 letters, so does Loving
Enemies has 7 letters, so does Friends
Negative has 8 letters, so does Positive
Worthless has 9 letters, so does Important
Corruption has 10 letters, so does Perfection
We [they] figured out that life is like a double-edged sword . . . we [they] can transform every negative side into a positive side, it’s just a matter of choice – our choice!
And, may it be so.