Wednesday, December 1, 2010

One Word

Hmmm.... It's been a minute.  Again.  Oops.  Maybe I'll get this blogging thing down eventually.

In a moment of uncharacteristic optimism, I signed up for #reverb10.  Their tag line is "reflect on this year & manifest what's next" which seemed like a productive thing to do.  So here we are....  The deal is, there will be a prompt every day this month, and we're supposed to write about it.  Today's prompt is:

December 1 One Word.
Encapsulate the year 2010 in one word. Explain why you’re choosing that word. Now, imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2011 for you?
(Author: Gwen Bell)

Gah!  So much trouble choosing a word.  My first thought when I read the prompt early this morning was "incubation" for 2010 and "flowering" for 2011.  Through the day, other choices came to mind.  Cocoon and butterfly.  Percolate and, well, I don't actually remember what went with that one.  Blah, blah, blah.  Point of all of them being that 2010 has been a year in which I tossed a great many dreams into the crockpot of my brain, and I'm really really hoping that something yummy emerges from all of it in 2011.  

For the sake of having them go nicely together, I think I'll go with cocoon and butterfly.  Side bennie -- I was given a pair of butterfly earrings a few months ago.  I've never worn them because really, dragonflies are my insects.  Now I have a positive association for them.

Day one, mission accomplished.  30 more to go.

What are your words?


  1. How fitting that you have jewelry to welcome the new year with! I love it when that sort of thing happens. :)

  2. I do too! And I especially love for my jewelry to have a meaning.

  3. I love this. I hope 2011 emerges from the cocoon of 2010 as the most beautiful butterfly imaginable :)