|BEautimous Ó 2012 Currie Silver|
One part luminous
Another part fabulous
Mix in generous
And you’ll BE
On your way to
Even when I try to pin down a definition for this word, well, WORDS themselves fail me. Perhaps this is why I am prone to make up words that work and sing to me.
BEautimous is a simple song of praise.
BEautimous is a huge toothy smile carried via email.
BEautimous is a warm hug for someone too far away to reach otherwise.
BEautimous is a word that when seen or heard for the first time is understood, in any language. Rather remarkable, eh?!
Although BEautiful is a fine word, BEautimous goes far BEyond the scope of BEing BEautiful. BEautiful mostly speaks of how a thing or person looks, and usually people, though I have heard [and have even used] it used to describe many other “things” such as landscapes, lit-up trees, and even sunsets.
BEauty is only one tiny piece of BEautimous. And, while an essential piece, it is far too narrow and confining a word to REALLY mean what BEautimous is. I think this is perhaps the origin of the word in the first place. Something that could reach BEyond the little box which defines BEauty or calls a thing BEautiful.
I love you, Currie