What are some of your favorite words and why?
I apologize that I’ve taken such a long time to answer this.
Absolutely - I just love the way it sounds, it’s pleasant and agreeable and isn’t too harsh. I find myself using this word a lot to convey that I agree with what the other person is saying.
Enthused - The etymology of this word can be translated to mean: “to be full of god”
Gravity - When I think of the word gravity, I think of attachment. To people, to places. The way we are pulled towards them and find it so difficult to let go.
Home - This word is fascinating because its meaning to me is forever one giant question mark.
Lungs - The capacity of our organs by this name baffles me. Its capacity to hold, to let go, to endure, and to go steadily on until its last breath.
Ocean - I have always had a fascination with water. The fact that we need it to survive, that we cross it in hopes of a better world, that we dream of what lies on the other side. The way we congregate around bodies of water. The fact that we, too, are bodies filled with water.
Perhaps - This word is filled with chance and possibility. “Perhaps” both?
Semblance - Something similar to another but not quite, but almost just good enough.
Stay - Such a brief and quiet plea. A one-word performative speech. It needs no further explanation. There is so much packed into just four letters, and for each person, it means something entirely different.
Sky - The fact that we give such a small word to something that encompasses so much. The mysteries of it and that which lies beyond it. It’s colours, it’s secrets, its qualms and its calms.