Inspire Me Thursday Challenge: Word Art

I spent the weekend starting and stopping a number of "serious" attempts at this week's challenge. I kept getting tangled up in the metaphorical and conotative connections between words and the things and ideas they represent. Finally, I got a little silly with this challenge and played like a kid with my gel pens. I am reminded of one of my favorite lines from an episode of the television series Northern Exposure: "Words are a heavy thing . . . they weigh you down. If birds talked, they couldn't fly."