it seems odd that a word that can used for a beginning (of the day) is also associated with the end (in relation to a funeral). i seem to keep this work close to awareness or focus. it isn’t until you have achieved being it that you are really aware. i suppose there is the boating pieces as well.
oneword.com word of the day
i suppose it’s time to start to go a bit deeper and this word is a great place. i try my best to use a stream of consciousness when i react to the word of the day given the short timeline to write. i find myself going back to the free writing examples i did with my kids when i was teaching 5th grade. for some reason they had trouble keeping their pencils moving the entire time; maybe it has to do with thinking while you are writing about something else. i don’t recall who said it, but there is a quote that goes something like ‘when you come to a fork in the road, take it’. highly appropriate when participating in this type of exercise – it’s not important that you go in the ‘right’ direction, rather it is more important to go in ‘a’ direction. there are too many times in life that we need to be measured and really consider our course of action, maybe i like oneword because their isn’t time to do this even if you wanted to.