mellifluousness

May 21, 2008 Candace Morris 3 Comments

a new wordling (at least to me) to percolate your neurotransmitters.

i randomly found this girl's blog on etsy - but i just love the word she used.

mellifluousness :
1. sweetly or smoothly flowing; sweet-sounding: a mellifluous voice; mellifluous tones.
2. flowing with honey; sweetened with or as if with honey.

oh, and also - this really struck me this afternoon, especially as i seek to find my life work.

This is an exerpt from Thomas Moore's new book, A Life at Work and can be found on his discussion blog, Barque:

"Depth of character comes from admitting to yourself your complexity. If you are ambitious in your field of work, you can acknowledge this quality to yourself and those close to you. Shallowness can taint people’s lives when they try to create a persona that hides their intentions and emotions. There is always a shadow side to work -- money, sexuality, insensitivity, a need to dominate. When a person acknowledges these qualities, they are less destructive than if they are hidden, and they darken and deepen the face we show the world.A deeper perspective on life may also come from appreciating the mysteries that surround you. Love, anger, competition, greed - these are emotions that come and go in all of us to some degree, and they are mysterious." (bold emphasis mine)

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