Saturday, January 30, 2010

word find

somewhere, around December 31, I read on someones blog (forgive me that I don't remember whose, I will try and remember...) that instead of new years resolutions they were going to adopt a "word for the year."
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.
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.

Until yesterday.
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 .

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.


  1. Nice word~ I like it

  2. It's a great word! I think mine might be perspective.

  3. That is so nice! I haven't come up with a word either.

  4. 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.
    Hugs, Lisa

  5. A most perfect word for you! Just perfect.... Nancy

  6. 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
    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

  7. GREAT word!!

    The true meaning will continue to make itself clear as time goes by.


  8. I think it was Jen at The Cottage Nest that you're thinking of...


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