http://shellzglamour.com/25424-reddit-soccer-betting.html kairosAn important overlap in the Venn diagram of writing and editing is choosing the perfect word. Each word has its own shade on the connotation continuum, and finding just the right shade can be difficult but rewarding. Consider the difference between “a full moon” and “a swollen moon.” Which is more visceral?

Sometimes, instead of filling the hole in an existing sentence, a word can be the impetus for a whole new piece of work. One of my favorite words is kintsukuroi, which, according to the found poetry of Otherwordly, means:

(n.) (v. phr.) “to repair with gold”; the art of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.

What an amazing image–especially when you move from the concrete to the abstract. What do we, fallible humans that we are, look like inside? Are our muscles ribbed in silver? Are our hearts fused with veins of gold?

Now it’s your turn! What are your favorite words? How have they changed how you define yourself and the world around you? How have they inspired you?

While you’re busy doing that, I think I’ll go be a nemophilist for a while.

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