Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Telic – Wordplay Wednesday™ 12/06/17

2018 is Nigh … Ready or Not!

Are you already preparing for 2018? Are you doing so with focused strides, or simply ambling through December 2017 to its fateful end?

There are benefits of both ways to a New Year transition. This week, let’s explore those with goals, if not firm resolutions, for a meaningful end to 2017 and the New Year’s beginning. You determined folks are …

TELIC (tēʹlik) adj. – directed toward an end, purposeful [WW #141]

Never leave anything to chance? Do you thrive on the details and envision your goals to their telic conclusion? Good luck with that. 

I’ve always tried to be detail-oriented and prefer to know the telic outcome of my plans. Ah, but as Robert Burns once opined in a poem,* “Best laid schemes of mice and men | Go often askew.” And I would add, telic women.

The Holidays are a telic person’s nightmare. They are fraught with interruptions, changes, and just plain hiccups of chance. Perhaps those who amble through life are more suited to Holidays. The rest of us should hibernate. 

Word Challenge: TELIC. Do your best during the Holidays to enjoy your moments of telic perfections, but be prepared with a Plan B,** as you fit telic into your week of resolute writing.

Write first for yourself … only then can you write for others. (L.Rochelle) 


* Robert Burns’ 1785 poem, "To a Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest With the Plough,” as interpreted in modern English.
**For young’uns, LONG before there was a Plan B “emergency contraceptive,” we enjoyed the term for describing an alternate method of accomplishing something … rather counter-intuitive to the pill’s meaning … you might want to re-think what you’re doing that would require it. :-)


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