A Note 27-10-20

27-10-20 Tuesday

So,

I write daily notes on blank pages that will eventually fill the spiral book. Then, I’ll get another book and write or sketch several pens dry.

Being notes these are in sentence and paragraph format that make complete thoughts on paper. This is my usual habit. 

Sometimes I add a parenthetic or bracket statement so my today’s obvious point or allusion will make sense to me if one day I would be required to explain or interpret just exactly some random sentence ‘means’, precisely.

I could,”Hmm,” “Ahh,” or squinch up my nose and reposition my glasses, but the meaning is in the words on the page (or in parentheses) or the meaning is not there in the words, but I haven’t run into writing pages void of meaning or not-sensible, quite yet anyway. Non-sense in the good sense I will do—sometimes extemporaneously.

What I do find is more than a few people do not know words. The walk to their dictionary must be fearsome far away. I have read junk writing though–but I keep refining every effort I get to re-write better.

Good day!

Micro a Small Consideration

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“Micro” for being such a small word it packs a lot of power. It is an adjective for so many nouns it boggles the mind. It’s a prefix for almost any noun imaginable. Micro has limitless flexibility for building new nouns as needed relating to the extremely really ‘tiny’.

As a verb “micro-ing” might catch on but never at an all-you-can-eat buffet. “Just go micro,” no haute cuisine thrill there.

Fans often shout, “Go big or go home,” to show our team loyalty or almost as often at spelling bees; never,  “Go micro, shish-boom-bahh.”

I remember when people spoke of getting “small” after inhaling a lot of smoke.  I heard comparative talk about how small these individuals thought they were, “I’m so small, I’d fall through the joint in the floor.”

“That’s crack in the floor.”

“No, man, that’s another head, dude.”

Micro also has the connotation for exquisite or careful. That’s plastic surgery down to the micro scale, very fine, very careful, no scar. Nice and refurbished and looking good.

After working the nouns all day Micro rings up Nano and they go out on the town for big fun and macro-relaxation.

Go big or go home.

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Micro

Suddenly Prose

Suddenly

Adverbs are one of the spices of life, a word like “suddenly” is so serviceable in prose.

Suddenly reminds me of a bird story that plays out regularly. I am a most irksome neighbor. Given the passel of dove that loves my yard I so often damage their calm and send them into full throttle emergency dove take off. The scene is a blur of color; they explode into the air, and make that tinkling bell sound as they gain altitude.  Off they roar into the protective branches of a pine tree still within sight of me, their heads bobbing, they eyeball me guardedly.

I have not become accustomed to their surprising aerial escapes nor have I stopped being amazed at how suddenly they forget all the bother from a few seconds ago. I hastily scatter some food and I disappear, then, they return, land, and un-scatter, perhaps still wary, and suddenly make the dove chow disappear from the grass.

pexels-photo-203088.jpegSuddenly tells how something is accomplished.  Suddenly soup is just not in my DNA. I admit one thing is better done quickly. Sticky bandages adhering to my mammalian skin I am looking at you.

I love slow brewed tea. I would be confused if sunsets were suddenly over. Floodwater suddenly receding from my door is fabulous.

Telling how something gets done is made suddenly easier by employing adverbs. Then, given a little time the other parts of speech can get to work and help the writer make something of meaning.