Sunday, April 17, 2005

lachrymose, ennui, elegiac...

...borrowed words, scribbled hastily on the price tag of a borrowed book...

1.) lachrymose: causing or tending to cause tears

2.) ennui: listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest

3.) elegiac: expressing sorrow for that which is irrecoverably past

The Intent: to borrow for use in future endeavors? to define state of mind at time of recording? to research, and determine next course of action based upon definition?

I speculate the first option is the accurate one. Although any endeavors from this point forward would technically be double-borrowing.

I am a word-circler. Circle words I don't know, or think I know and want to make sure of. Underline great writing. Bracket great ideas (used to use the squiggly-line-with-downward-pointing-arrow technique -- too messy). Occasionally drop a tilted exclamation point or question mark onto the outside margins. Have once or twice sketched family trees on blank back pages. Rarely dog-ear, unless I deem the entire page perfect.

Have never written on the price tag.