Today I have experience of sadness for the many who suffered most directly from the events of 9/11. Viewing from their eyes and hearing from their words/voices and expressions the tragic nature along with noting the symbolic content of the two new waterfalls/fountains at Ground Zero moves me.
Last month (or perhaps July) I read this posting by Tim Kane, an author who has this amazing blog. Inspires the writer within – can follow the progress of an upcoming book, view daily writing logs and read posts of interest. It even causes me to desire arising at 4:45 A.M.! What better way is there than to emulate (in the best sense of the word) a master writer. I am especially informed (should I say drawn – in the artisic sense) by this post:
http://timkanebooks.wordpress.com/2011/08/02/how-paper-and-glue-books-might-lead-to-your-next-best-idea/ How Paper and Glue Books Might Lead to Your Next Best Idea. (“Paper and Glue Books” – totally nice metaphor with a connection to collage – something i know first-hand in relationship to the visual arts.)
As one who does some art writing along with keeping a couple of blogs http://solairt.wordpress.com/ and this one https://kathrynarnold.wordpress.com/ it is time to further develop the craft of writing. The idea: reading will become more enjoyable for the reader – plus convey my thoughts and ideas in a more precise way using words as the creative tools (that they are). And I love using WordPress besides (what a gift!) – so will have more opportunity.
So I have ordered the 4th Edition of Roget’s International Thesaurus (unabridged with an index) and am waiting for it to arrive. The first one I ordered by Random House did not contain the index and the print was so very small – making it nearly unusable. In the meantime, while waiting for the 4th, I picked up a Roget’s Super Thesaurus. Now I am not so sure one can have too many reference books or links for language. Along with this, making permanent favorites of the Dictionary and Thesaurus online http://dictionary.reference.com/ which also has a page with widgets. I notice too that there is an app for Roget’s Thesaurus in the Apple Store and also a free online version through yahoo http://education.yahoo.com/reference/thesaurus/ and then the Index of Roget’s at http://thesaurus.com/Roget-Alpha-Index.html
I put the links here so I will not lose track of them.
Appropriately for today the word of the day at Dictionary.com is
elegiac\el-i-JAHY-uhk\ , adjective;
1.Relating to the mourning or remembering of the dead.2.Used in, suitable for, or resembling an elegy.3.Expressing sorrow.