Saturday, October 31, 2015

Moving On

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
contemplation, reflection, self-examination, meditation, self-analysis, heart-searching,
self-questioning, deep thought, self-absorption, introversion, and brooding.

Defining is:
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!