I LOVE WORDS!
Communication and language are vital. Language is considered to have four main aspects to it - reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Literacy is meant to improve conditions for not only the individual and their community, but for society as a whole. Isn't this all the more reason we should celebrate great literature and the basis for such - the written word?
It's also the birthday of Noah Webster.
When I was a young girl, I spent many hours pouring over the dictionary. I knew the value of a strong vocabulary and the strength of well-chosen words. I don't speak down to children. I encourage them to explore and find depth in our world. That starts with language... because communication is vital.