In the very earliest time,
when both people and animals lived on earth,
a person could become an animal if he wanted to and an animal
could become a human being. Sometimes they were people and
sometimes animals and there was no difference.
All spoke the same language. That was the time when words were like magic.
The human mind had mysterious powers. A word spoken by chance might have strange consequences.
It would suddenly come alive and what people wanted to happen could happen . . .
all you had to do was say it.
Nobody could explain this: That’s the way it was.
“Magic Words” by Edward Field, Inspired by the Inuit