Drumroll please. My word for the year is… Optimism
Because 2021 just has to be better than 2020, I choose not to reflect on last year and instead approach the new year with an empty page. No resolutions, no goals and no vision board (one only has to scroll past the last four posts to see how that turned out).
So tell me… what is your word for the year?
P.S. for those who are concerned about the physical and mental health of Herman and Myrtle, please remember @mzbull loves to exaggerate reality and names are changed to protect the innocent.
“Ubermensch.Ubermensch. Ubermensch,” I listen closely to the pronunciation over and over on my phone at the breakfast table. It’s part of the morning routine, finding the word of the day in my inbox. I can’t help but giggle when I look up the definition.
“Uber… what. What’s so funny?” hubby asks when I begin to giggle.
“Oh nothing,” I say as I switch over to the camera app on my phone and aim across the breakfast table. There’s a hint of a smile as the flash goes off.
“Don’t post that,” he says.
“What makes you think I’d post this one?” I ask, considering if I should crop out the message on his t-shirt. I decide to leave it there.
“If something happens to you, they’ll come after me,” he cautions as he looks down at his shirt.
“If you didn’t lend your shirts out, the message wouldn’t be there,” I say. My interpretation has a different take.
“So what does it mean?” he asks.
“Your shirt?” I ask.
“No, Uber… however you say it,” he says.
“Look it up. You may be surprised,” I respond. He always thinks I bring out the worst in him and fears what may come up in my memoir. Should he be worried?
Dictionary.com defines it as “superman” while Wordsmith.org defines it as “an ideal man; also used ironically.” Wikipedia rips the word apart from it’s German origin to popular culture, a complicated dissertation. For me, I’ll just settle for the irony of it all and get back to the memoir.
And the winner is……. me…. and over 1000 other bloggers. It had been adventuresome, creative, educational and fun. But now it is time for me to focus on the memoir. Hoping to have first draft complete by summer’s end. Meanwhile, stay in touch. I’ll post when I can. Happy May Day.
One thousand three hundred forty-eight bloggers in the A to Z challenge have captured the zeitgest of April 2016. Check out the list. With a googler’s paradise of topics, there is something for everyone – fact, fantasy, fiction, memoir, poetry – all in the spirit of this particular period of time. I hope to see your blog on the list next April.
E-Books could be a modern day concept of the 19th century Yellowback. These cheap paperback books, once sold in railway stations, were usually reprints of popular fiction. These days we often work the opposite way – we publish affordable E-Books. We are discovered. One of the big five publishes our hard cover book. It hits the best seller list and becomes a mass-marketed paperback. Yes, I am dreaming.