Wole Soyinka said, “A tiger does not proclaim its tigritude, it pounces.” To say that is profound is like saying frozen water is cold. I think he is synonymous with profundity.
But what if the tiger’s tigritude is in proclamations? What if the tiger and the duiker were brought into being by proclamation?
Words created our universe, words maintain our universe and words rearrange what needs to be rearranged including the earth’s topography.
Words may seem ordinary but in reality, they shape our thoughts. Words cause revolutions, they cause wars and they bring peace on earth. True leaders are wordsmiths, as I think Wole Soyinka is, Winston Churchill was and every leader of significance throughout history.
We may think in pictures but words create the pictures we think with. Before a picture ever emerges, there is word.
I think one of the deepest statements ever is, “In the beginning was the word.”
What if the tiger’s tigritude is the word?