Forgive the fiber-free post but I've had this thought in my head for several weeks now. Does that ever happen to you?
It's a bit like having a song stuck in your head, and sometimes the only way to free your mind is to sing it out loud and find solace in getting it stuck in someone else's head. Then it's up to them to keep singing or pass it on.
It can start as a word or a phrase, but it can grow if it takes hold...and even bloom if it's lovely. It can remain just a favorite phrase to visit when the mood fits, or it can turn into an entire one-sided philosophical argument that bubbles up and alters your mood despite your best efforts to contain it.
But I do have a reason for my thought, and that reason is social media.
After countless months of ignoring the growing internet buzz, I'm finally enjoying the fruits of Pinterest. For someone like myself, who processes information best in visual ways, this is a virtual Eden that allows me to pick and choose what I like best and organize it into manageable plots.
I've been on Pinterest for a number of weeks now (I couldn't tell you how many...time has altered itself quite a bit ever since) and have been enveloped by thoughts and ideas and pretty pictures, but I'm thinking today of one particular thought.
Have you noticed that words have become very popular?
I've heard arguments about how texting and the internet are killing language, but from what I've seen language is alive and well.
Just more succinct.