A word I like


Don’t get me wrong; it’s not like I want be sad.

But the word “melancholy” makes sadness seem dignified. It’s more like a pensive thoughtfulness that dwells on a greater meaning. It surrounds you as a mood but it’s noble.

And then there’s the spelling and sound. The “choly” spelling is interesting to me. And the sound of the whole word rolling over your lips is gorgeous.

I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy.
Charles Baudelaire

Do you have a “sad” word that you can reclaim for its beauty?


2 responses to “A word I like

  1. I like poignant: piercingly sweet

    and liminal: of, related to, or situated at the threshold.

    Both lovely words describing lovely feelings for me.

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