Carmen of Tails of a Biomouse chose a very interesting word this week for the Weekword Challenge.
[luh-kyoo-nuh] –noun, plural -nae /-ni/ [-nee], -nas.
1. a gap or missing part, as in a manuscript, series, or logical argument; hiatus.
2. Anatomy. one of the numerous minute cavities in the substance of bone, supposed to contain nucleate cells.
3. Botany . an air space in the cellular tissue of plants.
The way Carmen talked about it earlier this week made me consider patterns that holes can create. Probably because of the celluar references.
The photo is of a piece of saguaro cactus that Honey picked up in his travels in the Southwest many years before I knew him. The shell I have had since I was a kid. I can’t even recall if I picked it up on my family’s travels to a various beaches along the east coast every summer of my childhood or if it was a gift, but I have always loved it.
Anyway, it made me think of holes in our lives that keep us from fullfilling our true potential, the things that hold us back, and what we can do to examine what our part in that is.
So while we gathered for Thanksgiving with family, and cooked our butts off making pies, potatoes etc. for the past few days, this was my undercurrent process. And it occurred to me that I have self-esteem issues that seem to crop up and prevent me from completing editing my original manuscript, for example. My most obvious holding back, hole in my life. If I just finish the edits, then I can move on to the next phase and seek agents and publication.
Without going into the whys of it all, I definitely feel the impetus to knit myself back together whole, and complete what I started.
I am next week’s weekword person, so come back on Monday to see what I come up with!