I was feeling a bit down yesterday for a number of reasons. Yeah, it still happens sometimes. I’ve just gotten better at snapping out of it. So, to make myself feel better I decided to write a post about one of my favorite things in the whole world, words.
To demonstrate just how much of a complete word nerd I am, I have, appropriately enough, a Word file on my computer where I keep words. Yes, just words. Words I hear and love. Words I can’t help but say out loud when I read them. What do I intend to do with these words? Mostly nothing, except maybe when I need to make up a screen name or something. Sometimes I just open the file and read the words and sometimes I add new words. Perhaps I’m finally going full-blown crazy?
Naw, not quite yet. Here are some of my words from my Word file. Feel free to share your own beloved words in the comments below or maybe even links to nice poems that employ great words. Turn it into a mindfulness exercise if, like me, you’re kinda having a bad day.
Here they are:
Stone (and words that contain stone) – sandstone, rhinestone. Pebble is a nice word, also.
Paint – also painter and painting
Conundrum – kinda clunky and amusing all by itself
And a bunch of others in alphabetical order:
Discombobulated (disconnected or confused)
Draconic (harsh or severe)
Ethereal (delicate, light and perfect)
Intrinsic (belonging to the essential nature of a thing)
Magnanimous (generous or forgiving)
Nincompoop (I use this one a lot actually)
Skedaddle (I just love telling people to skedaddle. It’s fun.)