That was the first and last time I ever did something like that. Although I helped my sister put banana peels inside his shoes that morning, too. Oh, the things you do when you think you have license to get away.
They weren't very nice jokes, but no one was injured and I did feel bad about what my sister and I had done. He needed to change his socks and my lessons in thrift and wastefulness were reinforced! I do forget the punishment and by the next day it was all quiet on the homefront.
So, I had an idea about using four letter words, not the naughty ones, not the vulgar or offensive ones, (not judging or bleeping) but ordinary words that are four singular letters with a certain affect in our lives. Ordinary, weird, powerful, alluring, cringeworthy; leaving out the other 22 letters leaves but four to make their point.
Today's word is, "More," and that April Fool's Day long ago showed me that one joke was plenty and two were too much, it was more than enough. Do we ever have enough? Are we looking for more? More money, more love, more freedom, more food, more friends, more time? More can be very good- more clean water, more medical care for people in need, more blue skies on the weekends, more hugs, more flowers, more gas mileage, and on...
|Take the Image as a Reminder|
Here are some four letter words to get started:
pray drum glow aura fade toss mend liar rise gild tool
blot free tint tail draw wink clue fire pipe soul boat rush hand
ride tear cart slip belt work girl wall bury band tire line duck scar
Select one of these or one of your own, such as an animal, or object, or other word that provokes a mood or has special meaning to you, just choose a four letter word.
TOO MANY WORDS? Choose one of these: ATOM DAWN RUSH TIME POUR NAIL
How does April 26th sound? We could post our Four Letter Words on the 4th Friday of each month. For me, I feel that once a month is manageable. Any takers? Hope you will give it a try and have fun with this idea to get minimal with four letters and make a visionary statement, a point of view, an artistic idea...
Some more words to choose from:
keep hold lull iron give step gang mess knot coil loss time love room
mean lack full sink pain zest move nest glee ease dear hurt nice gall
sore hard well take cold warm cure high airy link dump long baby sing
face grin weed sigh game doll play dice arch shoe salt joke cafe word
life flat wild good deck bird hope ruin show wish dude safe fish ogle
fool tank bead wise file ring type nose star hero sign halo note lion barn
odor herd hobo hair last snob meek vain tiny pomp club term will open mate
shut fair evil idol cage self done oven rage coin pure cast name tone safe