Reverential…

Emotion of the day number 15, with thanks to Be Manzini

…a suspicion formed that the later in the day I wrote these posts the more maudlin prone they are. So I set the vague area of emotion much earlier on and in honour of a dear friend who I saw for Bragazzi’s coffee, crisp winter walking and most valuably continuous, ranged and insightful conversation that was so needed.

Toilworn…

Emotion of the day number 14, with thanks to Be Manzini

…before settling on Toilworn I went from slog to toil to toiling, enjoying learning the verb toil comes in part from Latin tudiculare to crush, grind. I’m toilworn in body and spirit today and the worn part to the word feels particularly evocative of that knackered feeling. It’s potentially the first word in this writing series that conjures sculpture to mind. More post about The Daily Journeys We Wear to follow to pick up this thread..

Disinclination…

Emotion of the day number 13, with thanks to Be Manzini

… a tricky one to pin down this. I was trying to describe the seeking of distance or perspective to remove the immediate Covid related pressures, lack of autonomy, control, the mulling over micro decisions. A brief and cold trip to the allotment helped be reminded of things that follow a different rhythm. Here’s some of my Dwam figures weathering the recent storms.

Lassitude…

Emotion of the day number 12, with thanks to Be Manzini

… the longest lapse (four days) yet in this relatively new prompt to write and post daily. I was looking at weary and fatigued and came across this brilliant piece of text on the literal and figurative meanings of lassitude. It particularly won me over with the suggestion of neglect which nailed my sense I could have looked after myself a bit better and also my current preoccupations with how to best look after others.

Solemn…

Emotion of the day number 11, with thanks to Be Manzini

… in part recovering from a fraught day and also anticipating a trip to the dentist that could have been avoided. Focused the morning on moving a new project on and looking ahead to 2021 bringing a sense of sedate productiveness. Particularly enjoyed this expansion on sober when figuring out the right word for today.

Triumphant…

Emotion of the day number 6, with thanks to Be Manzini

… Summarising a fairly winning feeling for the day so far, productive, sociable, bought amazing books for research in Oxfam, didn’t get unduly stressed about an application and picked tiny red leaves with my son. For someone who ruminates on what a work day should entail, what makes for legitimate labour and so on it is relieving to feel less preoccupied about this today.