I’ve had a specific adoration for the word ‘lovely’ for a long time. It’s such a good word.
I got called lovely today (in an Instagram comment lol) and my heart sang. Afterward, I knew I had to sit down and write a little blurb about this adjective.
If you look up the definition the first result you’ll find is “exquisitely beautiful” which, dang, that’s pretty nice all on its own. However, I never considered the word ‘lovely’ to describe physical or aesthetic beauty. I do use it that way from time to time but my favorite definition for lovely is “having a beauty that appeals to the heart or mind; harmony; grace.”
It’s a rich word that has layers and seems to bloom sunshine when you say it. Thus the reason for it being in my blog name. I can embrace the dysfunction and confusion my life holds and still maintain a lovely attitude about it, or try. I definitely fail most days. I’m a work in progress.
My blog name seems like juxtaposition or an oxymoron but I’ve never seen it that way. Dysfunction can be lovely.
I aspire to be lovely, the second definition, although there is nothing wrong with being lovely in the sense of the first definition and I hope one day I have the self-confidence and self-esteem to see myself that way.
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An odd post back but I think it sets a good tone for my future after my last update. I want to work towards feeling that harmony, grace, and beauty that this word sums up.
Thanks for reading!