I would like to take back some words that we use too often and loosely.
My first mission: adore
Socialite moms seem to find everything adorable-with-an-exclamation-mark:
"oh, your shoes, with the big bedazzle gems between the toes, are adorable!"
"your little blond angel, that is crawling up the walls, is adorable!"
"her smocked dress, that cost more than my adult dress and she will wear once, is adorable!"
Teenage girls seem to find everything adorable-with-a-high-pitch-tone:
"ooooooooh that pig, drugged and super glued to doll toys, is ADORABLE"
"awwwwww your outfit, that matches one I have and now I have to return, is ADORABLE"
"eeeeeee, that boy, who is obviously going through puberty because his man nose and feet are not proportionate to his boy body, IS ADORABLE"
I don't believe we hear many males using the word 'adore', and the ones who do, make it mean something.
I always thought Stevie was singing this song about me.
Not because I thought I was lovely, pretty or adored,
but because my name was Armour....and perhaps he misspelled Armour....
Why am I spending my thoughts on a word? and why ADORE?
to regard with the utmost esteem, love, and respect; honor
to look at with pleasure
to regard with wonder, pleasure, or approval
to look at with enjoyment
to take great pleasure in
How can words stir emotion if we use them so loosely? use them for any meaning? strip them of their literary punch in our guts?
If I use the words "I adore you", I want it to be known that what I am feeling is more than love, more than like, more than enjoy. I am saying "this is the whole package, baby!"
Join me in giving back meanings to our words.
I simply adore burgers and fries.......