Angels Move Feast Days and Writers
Today’s word-of-the-day selection is angels: (noun) – From the Old French, angele. Furthermore, borrowed from the Latin, angelus. The Latin term is from the Greek, angelos, meaning messenger. (The Dictionary of Word Origins, by John Ayto).
Angel examples? They’re everywhere! For instance, many churches feature angels in stained glass windows or statues. In addition, infants and children’s graves often illustrate angels. Certainly, they are printed on everything from greeting cards to wrapping paper. Above all, angel-themed entertainment hovers over this season.
And, a touching example is Richard Paul Evans tale, The Christmas Box. The book became a movie by the same name. In turn, Evans’ tender story inspired an event. Grieving parents each year can remember their children. It is celebrated tomorrow, December 6. See more here: https://www.eastidahonews.com/2018/12/christmas-box-angel-vigil-to-be-held-thursday-for-parents-who-have-lost-a-child/
The Connotation of This Heavenly Term
Looking for a miracle? Break this word down to the words an and gel. So, can you hear the words at work? Here is hope for any creative. Indeed, the word sounds like a cooking term for thickening. Why? Because, writers find relief when a project takes form. (And, this particular blog post is coming together after fits and starts with my site’s account. Finally, it is coming together!)
The Message of the Term Angels
Most importantly, this ethereal word’s message floats lightly from my fingertips to the screen: When you are most frustrated with the work, then that is when we are most at your side to assist you. Keep writing. Get it down. We are here to help you!
Light a candle. (If you missed yesterday’s post on the importance of candlelight for inspiration, see here: https://wewriteitright.com/candle-illuminates-holidays-and-writing-practice/ Next, open your journal. Quickly, free-write about a problem you are having with your writing for 10 minutes. Now, reread what you have written. Often, the answer is found in these speedy writing sessions begin to form – with angles.
Here’s to growing your flow,