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Sesame Street® should have had a word for the day. Maybe they did and I wasn’t paying attention. I remember that they would lace the show with words starting the letter of the day. Today’s show is brought to you by the letter C. A person getting up in the middle of the night to write might be Crazy. Cevin (for in the dim, distant CeltiC past my name must have been spelled this way) is sometimes described as a Curmudgeon.
I digress. Perhaps it was fine for Whitman to ContradiCt himself, and fine for me as well, but I am writing the word for the day and aught to stay on topic.
Today’s show is brought to you by the word someday.
Someday is an important word because it puts us in touch with the future. The future is a happy, shifting place. Someday helps refine and define what it will be. Someday is the word of dreams, both petty and noble. Examples from my own life:
Someday I will hike (not climb) to the top of El Capitan, in Yosemite National Park,
Someday I will shed the 34 extra pounds hanging off my gut.
Someday I will be in a band and play keyboards or harmonica is some crappy bar or nightclub.
Someday I will finish my novel and it will be published.
The queer thing about someday’s relation to the future is that it normally begins the sentence. I am wracking my mind to think of an example where it does not. Perhaps the fact that I am unable to find such an example indicates that I should set my journal aside and go back to sleep.
(Southwest of Eugene, Oregon)