In rereading today's Heavenletter™, #3176, A Weaver of Carpets, I became very aware of the sound of the words and the spell that the sounds of w words in this Heavenletter cast on me. The word woven appears 9 times. Weave, weaves, weaver, weaving collectively appear 28 times -- 29 if we include the title -- 38 weave/woven words in this Heavenletter.
Never ever have I analyzed a Heavenletter. Ever. I read them. I love them. Some take my breath away. Never would I analyze a Heavenletter. Never did it ever occur to me to do such a thing, but in rereading this one, I saw that the w words were having a definite effect on me. I hesitate to bring this up because I definitely do not want to start a trend of analyzing Heavenletters.
I do remember God's words in a Heavenletter (will you find it, Jochen?) where God said something about Heavenletters having "a certain lilting rhythm." Rhythm isn't quite the same meaning as sound, yet I think it must be related.
I believe the following is the paragraph in this Heavenletter where I became aware of the power of the w sound:
Weaving is actually quite simple. It is like walking through life, one step at a time. Planned or unplanned, you are a weaver of life. It is no small thing that you are a weaver. No matter how many weavers there are, there is no other weaver just like you, and yet every weaver weaves, and some seem more adept, and others seem less adept, and yet everyone weaves, and the process is the same. Each stitch you weave has never been quite woven before the way you weave now. Each stitch is its own, and it is new no matter how many times you think you have woven it. Stitches may at first glance look the same, and yet, no two stitches are alike. Every weaver has the same yarn, and yet the same yarn twists and turns, and the sun brightens the yarn, or the sun fades the yarn this way and that.
In the first paragraph, I also noticed that the two words woven without appear together three times.
Counting the other w words in the entire Heavenletter all together including their repetitions, I got 30. Actually, as I tried counting all the additional w words, I kept losing count, but it was something like 30.
And I didn't include words like awake and somewhere and someone and twist which also have the w sound. I suspect this is an unusual number of words beginning with the same sound in any one Heavenletter, but how do I know. I never looked before.
It must be that sounds of themselves have a meaning. Each sound must signify something, don't you think?
Is this a field that has ever been studied? Does it have a name? Does every language have the w sound?
To put my left brain aside and get back into my heart, I would like to post the first comment that showed up under this Heavenletter today. This is from Carmen who is originally from the Philippines and who now lives in Denmark. Danish and English are similar. I noticed this when I was in Denmark many many years ago. Danish is more like Old English -- Chaucer's English, for example.
Carmen posts often. She posts knowing that she doesn't know how to spell in English. Who needs spelling when they have a heart like Carmen's? She puts ego aside and posts. I am so proud of her, and I find her posts very much like simple Old English poetry.
Here's what Carmen posted this morning:
i feel so greatful we have Your leetter,
cince i descover your letter it like key i lose,
now i finde my key of my life, it You my key,
yes it very trugth like a rug of life,
woven side to side to side, and i seid to my self,
i wish i have a red carfet i can laydown for a moment,
dear God i asking you pleace, if you can help me to
guide in my life, i dont want my life it goingwrong agein
and i want to thank you so much your blessing to
my dothers life, and i feel laydown of the red carfet hers life
oh daer God thank you blesssing,
God bless you, Carmen.