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Day 1207: The Verb

The verb is the part of speech that denotes action.

I’m taking action, now, to show you the first photographic action I took yesterday.


I’m taking action with these quotes about the verb:

Life on earth is more like a verb. It repairs, maintains, re-creates, and outdoes itself. — Lynn Margulis

I think that we all do heroic things, but hero is not a noun, it’s a verb. — Robert Downey, Jr.

I believe in the verb, not the noun – I am not a writer, but someone compelled to write. — Richard Flanagan

I thought art was a verb, rather than a noun. — Yoko Ono

Gratefulness is a double-edged sword. Because I think we’ve poured it into a feeling. And the batter of gratitude gets kind of stuck to the edges of the Williams Sonoma melamine mixing bowl. But gratefulness, the act of being grateful is actually… a verb. It’s an activity. — Abigail Spencer

Marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. It’s the way you love your partner every day. — Barbara de Angelis

One of the glories of English simplicity is the possibility of using the same word as noun and verb. — Edward Sapir

I think (verb) it’s interesting that most of those quotes relate (verb) to a word’s part of speech — noun or verb?

I find  (verb) that particularly interesting because most of the photos I took (verb) yesterday relate (verb) to that, also.

Since actions speak (verb) louder than words, I shall now act (verb) and show  (verb) you those verb-ose pictures:








More thoughts about verbs and actions:

  • The homework for my therapy groups includes taking a helpful action, every day.
  • I heard this song in my head, yesterday, while I was thinking about words, actions, and verbs:

What action might you take, here and now?

Here’s my final action in this post:


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Day 710: What’s the word?

There were several times, throughout the hours of the day yesterday — during which I went to (1) work (as an individual and group therapist at a major Boston teaching hospital),  (2) cardiac rehab, and (3) some normal Wednesday evening locations with my boyfriend Michael (including a Mexican restaurant, a pet store with an adoption center, and a Whole Foods Market) — when somebody said, in the course of conversation, “What is the word for that?”

Wow!  How many words are there in that very wordy first sentence/paragraph?  Over 70, but that’s a number, not a word.

Sometimes it IS difficult to find the right word, no matter what the length of the sentence or how good your memory or language skills are.

Speaking of the right word, are certain words right or wrong?  Two words I prefer to use — rather than right or wrong — are “helpful” or “unhelpful.”

Here are some unhelpful words I have known:

  • Broken
  • Hopeless
  • Stupid
  • Ugly
  • Unlovable
  • Useless
  • Weird
  • Worthless
  • Wrong

And here are some helpful words I have known:

  • Breathe!
  • Creative
  • Flexible
  • Healing
  • Helpful
  • Hope
  • Open
  • Thanks

There are a kashmillion unhelpful and helpful words, but I’d like to keep  today’s post word count under 300.

Why? Because


Wait!  For the purposes of this post, I want to replace “You’re” with “I’m” in that sentence. That’s right, I’m the Boss of this Blog!

Word to my readers: what words come to your mind as you look at each of these photos I took yesterday (which are, in a word, chronological)?

IMG_3295 IMG_3303 IMG_3300IMG_3301

IMG_3304 IMG_3305 IMG_3306 IMG_3307 IMG_3311 IMG_3312 IMG_3314 IMG_3317 IMG_3322 IMG_3323 IMG_3324  IMG_3325IMG_3326 IMG_3329 IMG_3330 IMG_3331 IMG_3339 IMG_3343 IMG_3347  IMG_3353 IMG_3354 IMG_3356IMG_3351 IMG_3358 IMG_3360 IMG_3361 IMG_3366

Speaking of the word “favorite,” here are The Beatles, with their ideas about The Word:

(“The Word” by the Beatles is here on YouTube, by my word.)

Thanks to Carla, Danise & Kathy and to those who are wordless and who use words (which, in a word, includes YOU).

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