N.B. This is the first post of two today, since I didn’t get home last night in time to post. This is turning into a slippery slope. (I just typed “slippery slop” and almost let it stand because, well, you know.)
This is my very favorite word in the English language:
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary defines it as “the lowest degree of desire; imperfect or incomplete volition.”
WordNet defines it as “1. a mere wish, unaccompanied by effort to obtain; 2: volition in its weakest form.”
My friend N., though, from whom I learned the word, gave the best definition: “the desire to do something that isn’t strong enough to make you actually get up off your ass and do it.”
This is how I feel about everything in my life.