Once January gets rolling, I think it’s fun to play with my new word. I like to get things started by . . . just kinda getting used to what the word means, and how it gets used in our everyday language. I look for quotes and poems and images and songs that relate to my word. I try to understand why the word appealed to me in the first place (but that generally that takes a while for me to figure out).
As for my new word – SPACE? Well, I don’t remember ever having a word that was used so broadly in the general lexicon! After looking up the dictionary definition (which was not as long as I thought it might be, although still pretty long), I started playing around, coming up with phrases that had the word “space” in them. Here’s some of what I came up with . . .
I mean, “space” covers a lot of ground when it comes to everyday use! We’ve got everything from “parking space” and “hyper space” to “outer space,” “space between,” and the good old “I need space.”
It comes down to this: wide open space(s).
That’s what I’ve got this year!
Seems that I can go . . . almost anywhere with this word.
But I’ve got to start somewhere. So for my purposes (at least to begin with) I’m going to use the following definition (which was buried deep down in the dictionary list of SPACE definitions) as my starting point :
SPACE: The freedom and scope to live, think, and develop in a way that suits one.
Yep. That’s the one.
A good place to start.
I’ll be . . . looking for space. And giving myself some space while I do it!
C’mon along. It might be interesting.