Grace. “I do not think it means what you think it means.” At least, I don’t. The words “space”, “breath” and “grace” stretched around my brain until they stilled into the rhyming couplet.
The word has its linguistic origins in ‘gratus’ meaning: pleasing, thankful. But I feel it goes deeper than this. We use it in so many ways; it’s as if the word is a prism that we can only understand by turning to see each face.
From the dictionary:
- she moved through the water with effortless grace.
- at least he has the grace to admit his debt to her.
- she has all the social graces.
- the graces of the Holy Spirit.
- he fell from grace because of drug use at the Olympics.
- another three days’ grace period.
- before dinner the Reverend Newman said grace.
- His Grace, the Duke of Atholl.
- she bowed out from the sport she has graced for two decades.
- Ms. Pasco has graced the front pages of magazines like Elle and Vogue .
Move with intention.