Friday, December 9, 2011

GIST

So, just what is the gist of this four letter word thing?  Follow the link to find out more.

Every week or so I'll run into someone who asks me "so what is it with this four letter word thing?"  I finally realized that many of them who ask this... don't actually read the blog.  Surprised me a little, so I usually tell them to read the blog and summarize it thusly:
It is exactly what it says it is - a four letter word.  Sometimes a word will come to mind, and I find something to say about it.  Other times an event might happen and I try to describe it with a four letter word.  I write about things that are funny, or just happening in my life, or profound (or at least sounding somewhat profound), but the only unifying theme for everything is that there is a four letter word involved.  It is like writing a haiku or limerick - there are rules to follow that make it more interesting and challenging because you've followed the rules
And that is really it.  Just a nice mental exercise.  Theres no secret agenda or deep meaning.

Except, of course, when there is.