Patience is a 4-letter word…
Not all four-letter words are expletives.
Love, hope, good, nice, and kind are great words, all with four letters.
However, those are not the words I am thinking of right now. I am indeed referring to the ones I need not write at the moment.
Words are my muse (another great four-letter ditty), but sometimes hard to come by.
After hours of rewrites meticulously searching for the expressions that articulate just the right feeling, mood, smell, and expression, I’m finding that I lack patience.
Let us look at the definition:
Patience |ˈpāSH əns|
1. The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset: you can find bargains if you have the patience to sift through the dross.
I need the perfect word, and for the life of me I can’t find it. Not even in the dross, which, by the way, means rubbish.
Patience, a word I often softly chant as I listen to our three teenage daughters, is grinding on every one of my billion nerve endings causing my hair to grey, and my head to throb.
My usual eight-letter mantra completely eludes me.
It is with this particular thought that I now wish to reclassify the word “patience” as one of the more diabolical nouns in our English vocabulary.
Have you ever had a moment like this? If you care to share, please comment below. Who knows? Maybe I’ll use one of your stories in a future book. At least we will both laugh.
I hope you agree.
So, now I am going to do what I should’ve done hours ago. I am going to stand up, stretch, roll my neck from side to side, pour my self a cup of tea and, as kids say, chill.
Maybe I’ll finally think of that word.