Codicil – Derek Walcott
“To change your language you must change your life.”
This is true. I have written this before. You can’t just adopt the language – a shell – without changing your life.
And change requires throwing things out. Every day I am getting rid of something – mostly old pieces of clothing. But there is no way forward sometimes without shedding the things that came with you from the past. Things that are like security blankets.