Again this April I will joining others in the annual online event Blogging from A-to-Z Challenge that invites bloggers to write their way through the alphabet. Given my penchant for abecedariums, how can I possibly resist? This will be my be my sixth year playing, and as always I’m looking forward to it.
Today we’ve been encouraged to “reveal” our theme – what we’ll be spending our month writing about.
I’m a sesquipedalian (a person who is fond of long, unusual words), and each “stop” on the alphabet will be a visit to an unusual and/or obscure word that delights me. Each post will simply be an exploration of what that word brings up for me.
I’m someone who believes the words we use, the thoughts we hold, and the energies we choose to express are important. I’m by nature curious, self-reflective, and I’m committed to keeping my feet on the joy trail and noticing the beauty that surrounds us even in the most trying times.
And no doubt, these are challenging times for all of us. I absolutely believe our services, our light, our love are very much needed. Equally important, in my opinion, is our commitment to not add to the morass, the abjection, the fear, and the overall craziness in the world when we’re in a position to offer something more uplifting and more unifying. So my intention during the month-long challenge is to turn my blog into a garden of respite, an oasis of pronoia. I’ll be writing about all manner of things that delight and interest me, and in doing so hopefully plant some seeds that contribute to joy, beauty, and serenity in these times that are asking much of each of us. I’ll give you a peek into who I am, and perhaps you’ll find an enchanting word or two you’ll want to claim as well.
I hope you’ll consider playing in the challenge too. I look forward to reading my way through the alphabet on an endless variety of topics via a myriad of bloggers. There’s still time to join here, and you know I’d love to read your abecedarium.