Sunday, January 25, 2009

Walking after you....

Someone suggested on their blog (who WAS it???) that we should each choose a word that we embrace for this year. I have thought long and hard about this.

My first thought was "walk" -- but it didn't quite seem right..... but close.

So I looked up some synonyms:
"advance, amble, go, hit the road, hoof it, knock about, lumber, march, meander, parade, patrol, perambulate, plod, prance, promenade, race, roam, rove, run, saunter, scuff, shamble, shuffle, slog, stalk, step, stride, stroll, strut, toddle, tour, traipse, tramp, traverse, tread, trek, trudge, wander, wend one’s way.
I narrowed it down to
advance (shouldn't I be advancing???) (it sounds too "advanced")
meander (that's pretty much how I make it to a destination)
roam (I just love the song by the B52s)
wander (All who wander are not lost)

I've decided on meander -- it sounds less flaky.....
So, here I am, meandering through 2009.


me·an·der

intr.v. me·an·dered, me·an·der·ing, me·an·ders
  1. To follow a winding and turning course: Streams tend to meander through level land.
  2. To move aimlessly and idly without fixed direction: vagabonds meandering through life.
n.
  1. meanders Circuitous windings or sinuosities, as of a stream or path.
  2. A circuitous journey or excursion; ramble. Often used in the plural.
  3. An ornamental pattern of winding or intertwining lines, used in art and architecture.
[From Latin maeander, circuitous windings, from Greek maiandros, after Maiandros, the Maeander River in Phrygia, noted for its windings.]
me·an'der·er n., me·an'der·ing·ly adv., me·an'drous (-drÉ™s) adj.

That's my mommy and I in the photo. Happy Birthday Mom! See you soon!

6 comments:

She'sSewPretty said...

That collage is so pretty! I love your word for 2009. I think I'd like to meander through life too!
Thanks so much for visiting me through OWOH! Good luck!

Joanne Huffman said...

Meander is a wonderful word. Your collage is lovely.

Joanne

pinkglitterfae said...

I like the word meander too :-D
love the collage you did for your mom

Anonymous said...

In my advanced years, I'd rather like to hoof it.. as long as I can( if hoofing it means a bit of a dance). But I think it means "picking up the pace"
Thank's for the birthday message
Meander is a beautiful word.
We've had good meanders.
Love Mom.

Ann said...

I also have chosen a word for this year--mine is "balance."

Kim Mailhot said...

Hi Martha ! It's Kim from the Valentine Swap ! I entered your OWOH giveaway before I realized who you were ! I have enjoyed looking around...love your word for 2009 - meander is even a good word to say...I love the piece featuring you and your mommy -

I will see more of you as we meander on this part of the road together !