Word of the Year: Baroque
I am a copy cat.
Like many of you, I follow other people:
Design Divas, Style Bloggers, Spiritual Counselors, Financial Consultants, Life Coaches, and most importantly my Friends and Family that I love and respect and so wish I could be more like.
It seems there is this thing I've noticed them doing for a few years called
"picking a word".
Just one word. Just one year.
One word a year to focus on.
They say it over and over like a mantra, directing all their actions and energy, pummeling them into their year of destiny. So I thought I should try it, this word picking thing. I wracked my brain trying to come up with that one word that I would drink with my morning coffee like a karma tonic. I knew this word should be something really special if I had to stick with it a whole year. Something admirable like "appreciate" or "gratitude" or "meditate". But the one word that rolls around and around in my head is "Baroque".
So I shared this word with my goals buddy Ronica and she laughed and asked, so Baroque like "If it ain't Baroque, don't fix it?". Honestly I didn't have an answer because I don't even know what Baroque means. Generally it is thought to be a style of architecture, music, & arts throughout Europe during the periods of the 17th and 18th centuries, although historians don't even really agree on the exact dates and defining elements. Searching through Webster's, Britannica, Wikipedia, and the likes, words such as the following surface: drama, tension, exuberance, grandeur, ornate, extravagant, bizarre, nature, emotional, and most of all motion. Mentions of the Palace of Versailles & the works of Bernini in Italy, music of Vivaldi, Bach, & Handel, and artists Caravaggio & Rubens, all abound. This list excites me, and I'd like to experience and explore these things each and every day of 2016.
I'd like to get in motion and get emotional!
"So if it ain't Baroque, DO fix it!"
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