Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Lovely



Lovely
Definition: Having such an appearance as excites, or is fitted to excite, love; (note it says "love", not "lust") beautiful; charming; very pleasing in form, looks, tone, or manner.

This seems to be a word that has consumed my mind this week. Unfortunately it is not due to the necessity of it use, but rather the absolute lack thereof. Sometimes when I am exposed to certain situations it is in fact the antonym of the appropriate adjective that first jumps to my mind (for all of you wondering, I did brush up on my grammatical terms before writing this). This can be beneficial in two ways. One beneficial aspect of this phenomenon is that when normally I might find many other more negative adjectives to appropriately describe a situation, person, or thing, I instead think of the antonym. This helps me avoid the painful repercussions of mentally bashing someone with words I wouldn't dare say to them in person. Secondly, and I think more importantly, It offers an instant challenge to myself.

It is the law of contrasts. When faced with raging anger, composure becomes necessary. When faced with dishonesty we long to be seen as forthright. The sight of great anxiety makes us ache for serenity. And finally when I see the disagreeable and offensive behaviors of one functioning so completely out of their God given role as a lady, I can't help but to long for and morn for the cast aside, trodden down adjective... Lovely.

To be continued...perhaps...

1 comment:

  1. I love that. Searching for the antonym of the situation.

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