This is my first blog, my first blog post, and my first word of the week. It’s an inaugural event warranting exclamation! But, WOW is not really an exclamation, it’s just an acronym. WOW=Word of the Week. Clever, eh? I am nothing if not brilliant with acronyms.
In the interest of full disclosure, I am totally ripping off this idea. My husband reminded me of something our friends in Summit, NJ had told us about. Summit is a beautiful town located quite close to New York City. It is loaded with investment bankers, doctors, intellectuals and generally wealthy East Coast types. It will cost you a fortune to live there but, good heavens, you can be in NYC in about 25 minutes and still live on a leafy, tree-lined street surrounded by stately homes and organic food stores. Truthfully, I’d be happy to live there. But I digress…. In Summit, our friends’ neighbor would post a sign on his lawn periodically with a single word. It sparked speculation, conversation and consternation. My WOW may or may not be related to something going on in the world or my little corner of it. It may be a word that simply caught my attention in my daily doings or current reading. (Be forewarned – I am reading Oscar Wilde at the moment.) So, without further ado (although this seems a lot of ado about one simple word), this week’s WOW is:
My inspiration? Lord Henry says to Dorian Gray,
“Because you have the most marvelous youth, and youth is the one thing worth having.”
Thoughts? Anyone? Bueller?