Everything sublime is as difficult as it is rare. Baruch Spinoza

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Kerfuffle

Isn't this a great word.



It's the word that came to my mind when I saw this fly on a paper towel laying on my desk. In January. In Minnesota. A housefly happily buzzing about.


It's a word to describe so much of what is happening all around us. Sounds so much better than the other words I could use.


Although it describes the situation in Haiti, I don't think it has a strong enough sound to it. Horrific is more suitable. Heart-wrenching is another.


3 comments:

  1. kerfuffle is a wonderous word but hardly describes Haiti.

    You sure you wouldn't like to delve into the *End Times* scenerio & give us your take on the *kerfuffle* all around us. ;P

    Our Southern states are regularly hitting 45/50C just now & fires are again threatening. Future outlook: Bleak.

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  2. I did a post on that belief last year. I really do need to use labels. I researched the history of this belief....you probably read it.

    We can destroy ourselves very successfully all on our own. We don't need an omnipotent being to do it for us.

    How's that!

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I really appreciate the concept and sentiment behind awards, but I cannot participate in them anymore. I have too may and I have not got the time to devote to participating properly. To all who have honored me, I am grateful but I don't have seven more things to tell anyone about myself! And I'm a terrible passer-oner.