I opened the book. I saw a liver. I fell in love. I sat quietly, mindfully, cried, then, I began to draw, allowing any and all fanciful images to come into my mind without editing a single one. (read the story in the “about me” link in the right side bar) When finished, this took a couple of days, I opened the dictionary to the entry, LIVER.
First, I saw the words LIVELY and LIVING. But, I was doing none of these. I was sick. Next, I saw the word LIVID. That I was! I ran my finger down the page of my beloved my college dictionary.
Liv-er \’liv-er\ n 1 : large glandular organ that secretes bile and causes important changes 2 : a determinant of the quality and temper of a person.
Liv-er fuke n : any of various trematode worms that invade the mammalian liver
Liv-er-ish \liv-(e)-rish\ adj 1 : resembling a liver esp in color 2a : suffering from liver disorder. 2b. : crabbed, melancholy
I looked at one of my drawings. Certain words from the dictionary entries offered personal insight.
“I am not lively nor happy living. I am livid. Important changes will determine the quality of my new person. Maybe, I won’t be crabbed and melancholic forever.”
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