Saturday, February 10, 2007

I'm a work in progress, like my life

Clandestine - [klan-des-tin] adj. Kept secret; surreptitious. [Origin: 1560–70; clandestīnus, equiv. to *clande, *clamde, var. of clam secretly (with -de adv. particle) + -stīnus, prob. after intestīnus internal; see intestine]

Quote using said word:

She preferred to keep some things to herself, it was a lesson she'd learned the hard way a few too many times. Some things must be kept clandestine until she was more sure of her own feelings and ideas. - April =)

Candor - [kan' der] noun
1.the state or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression; candidness: The candor of the speech impressed the audience.
2.freedom from bias; fairness; impartiality: to consider an issue with candor.
3.Obsolete. kindliness.
4.Obsolete. purity.
Also, especially British, candour.

Awesome quote using said word:

Nor yor unquestioned integrity Shall e'er be sullied with one taint or spot That may take from your innocence and candor. --Massinger.

I am using the British spelling because I like it. Because I like the UK and because I like Canadians. I don't have an explanation for this, it just is what it is. I don't understand myself all the time, so I don't expect you to either. Maybe someday it'll come to me clearly and I'll explain it, or maybe it won't......or MAYbe it will and I'll just keep it to myself and I can just use that for one of those jokes I tell myself in my head so that I just start laughing at the Doctor's office even though I'm all by myself.

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I think Jane Austen might even approve. It's sort of a tribute to her with my own little twist. Ya know, like Pride and Prejudice or Sense and Sensibility - except.... different - oxymoronic, even. It's about finding balance between the contradictory in myself. There are lots of examples of it pulsing through my neurons. I won't bore you with the details, but most of you know me enough to know something of what I'm describing. Yes? No? Maybe? Well, if you want I WILL bore you with the details, another time, perhaps? Persuasion? Ah yes, another Jane Austen masterpiece.

My first order of business will be to post some of the posts I recovered. I won't put them all on this blog, but my favorites will be coming along. As for the rest, I'll try to get them all back on the former blog, mainly for reference and nostalgia =) It was a good blog and I loved it. I hope I can get it put back together, eventually.

I already like this blog, too, though and I hope the transition is good for all of us. I'm going to keep this post at the top for a couple of weeks so that everyone has a chance to see my thought process as to why I chose this name. Names have always been important to me and I choose them very carefully and deliberately. Stereotypes and restrictive labels... begone. It's time to be me. I'll still be fighting the fine fight, knitting, taking pictures, writing poems, singing, doing all the homemaker stuff and honing my computer geekiness while dreaming about the new Star Trek movie. Firm flexibility. Oxymorons galore!

PS - I'm putting the wrong year on purpose to keep this post at the top for a bit while I repost some of my vintage stuff =) Once I start posting for real, I'll change it to the right year. In case anyone happens to notice that.

8 comments:

Susan said...

I love the new name!

Isabelle aka Tricotine said...

YAAYYY!!! Nice to have you back to Blogland, April! :-)

I like the name of this new blog! ;-)

AmyP said...

I'm here! I made it! (eventually!)

lobstah said...

Yay! Congrats on the new blog.

Rebekah said...

Welcome t oyour new home. It's lovely. Thanks for the explaantion, I often wonder why people choose a certain name.

Donna said...

yeeeee-hawwww! I love the new name! It really suits you! In a good way!!!!!

Momo said...

Great way to start again! You should be expressing your whole artistic nature. I'm pleased for you, JustApril!

(got this in my bloglines now)

Manu said...

Hi April !

Yeah ! Wow. You blog is just... great, just April ! :-) I love it! I had to move too : I needed a place, like you, to express ALL my creativity :-) Not just Creations W.E. Design and knitting...
Congrats and have a great landscaping season (still 3 ft of snow here) !!! you lucky gal !

ManuXX