“to change your language you must change your life”

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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.

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