Verb: any of a large class of words in a language that serve to indicate the occurrence of an action.
I’m an ACTION word! I knew it! People have been telling me for years I’m only a mere proper noun, no I’m a VERB!
I came to this realization only recently, though I’m sure I have suspected for years. Everything about me says action; from the way I talk- loud, “I didn’t hear you” is not generally said to me! I actually even tried practicing to whisper, ok, that’s when people can’t hear me! I probably wouldn’t make a good Pharmacist during consultation. From the way I walk- hard and fast, it’s a wonder I don’t trip more “Superstar”<hands in air> . From the way I love-a cross between a golden retriever and a barnacle (borrowed from EAT PRAY LOVE, Elizabeth Gilbert because it was as if it was written for me!). As well as just the way I AM!
This explains so much about me! Now I know why aerobics never worked for me; I heard lead guitar and was always going WAY faster than everyone else in class! Why I love random capitalization and exclamation points, (not just poor grammar!), and why clapping out loud ALWAYS makes me smile! I am a person of perpetual motion. It’s not impatience, being high strung or too much coffee; it’s because I’m a VERB!
I think this realization is awesome! We definitely need more verbs in our every day. I am not saying that being a proper noun is a bad thing; it’s just not action’y enough for ME. Being a verb actually keeps me grounded and focused on the important things and people in my life. It drives me forward and reminds me NOT to look back (too often at least-I still have the whole “beat the dead horse” thing); and enables re-grouping when I have to “try again” for something. It’s how I set my goals and how I reach them; sometimes out of breath, but I reach them.
A GREAT day to be Cari!!
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one you of all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”
Martha Graham US choreographer and dancer (1894-1991)