30 Blog Posts in 30 Days: Day 6

Just write something, for God’s sake …

Word of the Day: Minacious

Minacious (adjective): of a menacing or threatening character


The minacious bureaucrat berated his underling severely.

Theseus faced the minacious Minotaur courageously and cunningly.

The pugilist approached his minacious opponent with every intention of knocking his teeth out.

Poem of the Day

by Katherine Mansfield

But then there comes that moment rare
When, for no cause that I can find,
The little voices of the air
Sound above all the sea and wind.

The sea and wind do then obey
And sighing, sighing double notes
Of double basses, content to play
A droning chord for the little throats—

The little throats that sing and rise
Up into the light with lovely ease
And a kind of magical, sweet surprise
To hear and know themselves for these—

For these little voices: the bee, the fly,
The leaf that taps, the pod that breaks,
The breeze on the grass-tops bending by,
The shrill quick sound that the insect makes.

Thought of the Day

Imagination is perhaps the most important determinant of the human psyche and even of life itself. It is through the imagination that we create meaning.
Human life, when viewed from a distance and abstractly, makes little sense. This tiny speck of dust of a planet we call Earth is short-lived on a cosmological scale. The universe has been expanding for eons before Earth was formed, and in a blink of an eye, it will be gone again. The universe will continue to expand for eons more, seemingly unaware that we had ever been or ever were.
We create meaning through the imagination. We create meaning through myth and story-telling. Without what we imagine to be meaningful and true, we would surely go mad. If you argue that the conjurings of the imagination are simply a subjective representation of objective reality, then you are right … and they are no less important because of that.

30 Blog Posts in 30 Days

My goal is to write thirty blog posts in thirty days. Each post will consist of a Word of the Day, a poem from a famous poet (public domain only), and either a thought or a verse (or two) from yours truly.

First Post: October 11th, 2019
Last Post: November 9th, 2019

Wish me luck!

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