A word that meant something to them, their dreams, their hopes, their heart.
I tried to come up with a word and never could.
I tried out several words – turning them over and over. Throwing them against the wall to see if the stuck.
But no word stuck.
And I forgot about it, because the new year came, and I went back to work and the kids went back to school, and I thought the moment had passed for a word-of-the-year.
Yesterday, out of the blue, my word found me.
One moment I was just doing nothing special, and the next moment it was there.
And I knew immediately that it was the word for this year. Perhaps for longer than that even. Perhaps it is my word.
Found is my word.
Since it is fresh and new I am only beginning to ponder it’s implications,
but I could not just sit still and not celebrate it’s arrival, even so.
So I made this little collage on a reclaimed cabinet door I had in my stash, and used scraps of paper from other projects, piecing it all together quickly, as my excitement over having a word grew. My little collage is not perfect, but it was not meant to be.
It was simply an expression of the moment and will be a reminder of it all year long.
Nice word~ I like it
It's a great word! I think mine might be perspective.
That is so nice! I haven't come up with a word either.
Oh I like that! I too read that post and cannot remember who it was either! hehe That is good. I think I may need to search for my word.
A most perfect word for you! Just perfect…. Nancy
I have been doing the word for the year for a number of years – it is really great to keep the reminder of it nearby- yours is lovely. Ali Edwards has bloged about it http://aliedwards.typepad.com/_a_/2010/01/one-little-word-2010-word-list.html
Re: your post on the books you are reading – I would highly recommend A Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindberg – I read it once a year – Nancy in Nova Scotia
The true meaning will continue to make itself clear as time goes by.
I think it was Jen at The Cottage Nest that you're thinking of…