An acquaintance told me one day in March that defining sounded like soul-searching. This comment caught me by surprise. But after 10 months, I now know that it is.
Looked up "soul-searching" in thesaurus.com:
contemplation, reflection, self-examination, meditation, self-analysis, heart-searching,
self-questioning, deep thought, self-absorption, introversion, and brooding.
deciding, illustrating, spelling out, identifying, laying it out, naming, calling a spade a spade, determining, detailing, explaining, interpreting, elucidating.
This year's word "define" has enlightened me once again to consider what is important to me, what I need to change, what I need to accept, and when to be quiet now that I have spoken out.
I've gone through this before, I'm afraid,
but at a different stage in my life.
Defining is learning and re-learning
as is life.
Time to make a new list of words that speak to me.
Time to stop brooding.
Time to forge ahead.
Bring on the words!