..,When you write late at night
it’s like a small fire
in a clearing, it’s what
radiates and what can hurt
if you get too close to it.
It’s why your silence is a kind of truth.
Even when you speak to your best friend,
the one who’ll never betray you,
you always leave out one thing;
a secret life is that important.
—Dunn, Stephen. “A Secret Life.” (via wordsnquotes)
It was unthinkable, impossible, unfathomable, unprecedented. A single act that changed history, possibility, destiny.He was a carpenter, a teacher, an outcast, a leader. Yet he did what no carpenter, teacher, outcast or leader had ever done. Like all who preceded him, he lived and he died. But unlike all who preceded him he rose from the dead. He lived again. He lived and because he lives, you, you, and you, and she, and he, and they, and we… All… will live again.Because of him, death has no sting, the grave no victory. We can start again. and again and again.Because of him, guilt become peace, regret becomes relief, despair becomes hope.Because of him, we have second chances, clean slates, new beginnings. There is no such thing as the end… because of him.
Why is it easier to learn a language as a baby as opposed to a second one later on in life?
There is this period of great linguistic sensitivity known as the critical period for language development that occurs during childhood. During this period we pick up language at a ridiculous rate. This is also a time that correlates with a massive everyday growth in brain cells - so you can imagine our brain capacity is being filled and increasing everyday.
When older brain stops growing The linguistic critical period also comes to an end which makes it difficult to learn new languages.