Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Playing with the Ps

          You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope. --Thomas Merton

Pondering the preponderance of "p" words that pertain to the writer's profession (as if I have nothing more profitable to do!), I present for possible reading pleasure to any who perchance stop by:

The Preparation--pencil, pen, paper, pages, posts, perusals, paragraph, paraphrase, preface, punctuation, parse, plan, platform, penname, peptalk.

The Process--pretend, pause, putter, poke, pinch, push, pursue, particularize, practice, persevere, permit, present, pitch, pray.

The Promise--possibilities, pain, peaks, pruning, pop-ups, paths, peeks, pictures (painted in words), potential.

The Problems--procrastination, potholes, perspective, pulls, poutiness, pace (i.e. "pick-it-up"), poor patterns, patience ("lack of").

The Positives--progress, pleasure, passion, partners, participation, poetry, prose (but not purple).

The Punch--publication, parades, parties (with maybe pie?)!

Pathetic post, here? Possibly. Probably. But the presence of so many writing-related "p" words that popped up in a recent exercise prompted me to see how many such words I could pack in.

So patience, pals, I'm just playing. Though it took a little courage to pass it along!

What is it that you've pondered lately? (and...any pet words of your own you'd like to post on the list?)


  1. Pickles. I've pondered pickles. And why they taste so much better in a restaurant that out of my fridge.

    And, of course, being in a pickle--for lots of different reasons.

    Should we talk about dangling participles?

  2. The hot summer days and why I'm not working...But I'm making an effort to change that! I'm glad I found your blog.

  3. LOL I loved this!! Very creative and worthy of being shared!

  4. Love this! What a wonderful idea:) Entertaining and informative:)

  5. Thanks, Catherine, Terri and Karen! And Catherine, glad to meet you :-)

  6. LOL. I once read an entire book like this from the library to my DD. It was crazy making but entertaining.

  7. Excellent post, Kenda. Genius, pure genius. And I've pondered going to Ireland next summer. Now to make it happen. :)

    Pet words? Funnily. I love that word. Don't ask me why. :)

  8. Speechless... you just helped me to expand my vocabularly.. powerful play with words :)

  9. That was fun to read. I think you got a lot of good ones listed here.

  10. Thanks, T.Anne, Robyn, Marja and septembermom--I love that the post created such a peppering of comments!