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C'est la Vie: For the Love of Words

I do love a good book or a well-written article. Words can do amazing things not just for the communication of information, but also for the enjoyment of life. Right now I'm in the middle of a book that is just a fun, quick, entertaining read: Talk of the Town by Lisa Wingate. I picked it off the stacks in my local library and it's been a relaxing way to end my days.

I've mentioned before that I'm also reading through the Chronicles of Narnia. Prince Caspian is off the a great start and is a very different kind of story-telling. C.S. Lewis uses the language and images of his time and it makes my brain work a bit harder. That may sound pathetic to those of you who are strong intellectuals reading, but I have mommy-brain and I'm guessing most of you reading do to. It's nothing to be ashamed of. We just need to give our vocabulary a good workout every now and then!

Aside from reading literature of various kinds, I am also one who takes communication of other sorts rather seriously. Have you seen the misspellings and misuse of words in memos, newsletters, and emails? I love words too much to have them sit on the verge of losing their meaning because they weren't well put together. I guess I've been thinking about that as I find myself creating letters and flyers for back to school functions. On one hand I think to myself, "No one cares that much." On the other hand, I know I DO care that much. Maybe I set the bar high just for my own sake, and I have to be okay with that. (I also have to be sure to lower the bar when necessary. Ie. for my own sanity.)

So I find myself thinking on words written. The timeless words of great authors, the entertaining words of pop culture, the informative words that make up the stuff of life. I love words. Adore them even. Luscious, elongated, majestic or serendipitous words make up our lives.

Do you have a favorite word??? Maybe one you don't get to use when you are playing mommy all day? Share it!

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