Friday, January 1, 2016


Each year a word comes to me to give me encouragement of sorts.  I like words a lot and play a lot of word games that challenge my mind to increase vocabulary and if only I were better at spelling sometimes.  A word this past Advent kept coming to my mind....Incarnate...To become flesh, to give a body to word, to become something from a thought, to form something real from what one cannot truly see but can give birth to and then hold it and see it and feel it and give it a place in our lives.

Learner's definition of INCARNATE
[+ object] formal
: to represent (something, such as an idea or quality) in a clear and obvious way : embody
She incarnates the fabric's real purpose. = The fabric's real purpose was incarnated into her quilting.

But Incarnate seemed a bit "heavy" for me even though I find it a word to ponder.  So...

BEHOLD took my attention as it is a word of wonderment.  Behold denotes: look at this; wow did you see this?; oh my what am I looking at; come here , come here and see this; seeing this is something great...
 see or observe (a thing or person, especially a remarkable or impressive one).

verb: behold; 3rd person present: beholds; past tense: beheld; past participle: beheld; gerund or present participle: beholding

synonyms:see, observe, view, look at, watch, survey, witness, gaze at/upon, regard, contemplate, inspect, eye;

 I do see this word a useful one and gives expression to seeing the year in all kinds of places and ways.  Behold can stand alone or it can carry along other words to an ending... Thus my 2016 Word


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