Day 159, Friday, June 5
Today I will write about my love for grammar rules. 999 people out of 1,000 (including my long-suffering students) would probably gag at the mention of grammar rules, but I honestly love them. I guess it’s because I love words. They're just small collections of letters on a page, just spoken groups of sounds, but words carry enormous power. In fact, words, to me, are close to the center of power in the universe -- because they are born from thoughts, and no other force is as mighty as a thought. Words are more explosive, more creative, than the strongest winds and waves. Words, not weapons, cause wars, and words make true love way better than bodies do. Grammar rules being the guidelines for how to employ these potent forces called words, it’s logical that I would enjoy investigating and understanding them. People who love engines love to know how they work, and I feel the same about words. Sit me down with a glass of wine, some pretzels, and a grammar book, and I’ll be content. Tell me how you use commas with participles and gerunds in your writing, and I’ll sit back and listen with pleasure.