Be Still!


Discover Something New Every Day: The Challenge

I can’t find it, of course, but I used to have a quote from a writer that said something like this: a perfect day is being curled up somewhere looking up words in the dictionary all day.

Today I’m contemplating the word “still.” Variations on the word “still” include:

adjective:
remaining in place or at rest; motionless, stationary
free from sound or noise; silent
subdued or low in sound; hushed
free from turbulence or commotion; peaceful; tranquil; calm
without waves or perceptible current; not flowing, as water
not effervescent or sparkling, as wine

noun:
stillness or silence
a single photographic print, as one of the frames of a motion-picture film

conjunction:
an yet; but yet; nevertheless

verb:
to calm, appease, or allay
to quiet, subdue, or cause to subside (waves, winds, tumult, passion, pain)

And my favorite of all . . . the directive I regularly received from my grandmother: “Be Still!”

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