The other day I saw a group that named themselves "Verve" - I thought that was either very perky or very impertinent of them; I wasn't sure which.
Because I am a philologist (word lover) it got me to thinking about verve, it's meaning and where mine had gone, or if I ever had any.
Verve: ancient meaning was "a special talent or ability- more modern meaning - "spirit and enthusiasm animating artistic composition or performance."
There is an old saying, "My git up and go has got up and went."
Uh-hum, so say we one so say we all, at least on a low day at low tide.
Used to be, when I was in a corporate setting, I could still "work circles" as they say, around coworkers half my age. I suspect I would struggle with an arc, much less a full circle today.
No, I am not depressed. But my verve, enthusiasm, animation, seems to have gone missing. I looked in the cupboards, under the bed and in the closet to see where it might be hiding. No verve.
My elan seems to have taken off about the same time my verve did. Maybe they ran off together, a romantic little duo off to see the world through the eyes of someone else, someone whose composition is more animated. Could be.
Here is what I am hoping. That my verve has not deserted me; but rather it is taking a nap. You know, just a little creative snooze. A small restorative siesta. Could be.
So for today, I'm choosing to think I haven't lost it, but it is napping. So maybe I will, too. No use sitting up wide awake, verve-less.
Until next time ... hope your day is full of enthusiasm. If you happen to spot either my verve or my elan, would you please send them back? ....Marsha