Just wanted to let you know that I’m still around so you won’t totally forget me. I’ve just been taking a break from writing, but plan to plunge in again headlong before too long. Just going to write a couple of paragraphs on the letter K today.
I can’t really come up with many bad, sad, or ugly K words except for the word “Kill”. That’s almost always a bad thing unless, of course, you’re talking about killing a bottle of wine or killing me softly with your song, so see, even kill can conjure up romance.
One of my favorite K words is Kinfolk. I just love the sound of that word. It makes me think of family, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, parents, you get the picture. When I think of kinfolk, I think of holidays, food, reminiscing, the whole Norman Rockwell vision. The word relative does nothing to bring up that warm, fuzzy feeling. Why do we call our kinfolk “relatives” anyway?
You might have a close relative who is very distant, or you may have a distant relative that you’re very close to. I guess it’s all relative, huh?
Another favorite K word… Kentucky! My home state, I love Kentucky. I’m proud to be a Kentuckian. I get goosebumps any time I hear “My Old Kentucky Home”. You know what they say about Kentucky, beautiful women, fast horses, best Bourbon, and the most awesome college basketball tradition of all time. Go CATS!
Finally, my third K word is Karma. I believe in Karma- good and bad. I had never really looked Karma up in the dictionary until today and I was pretty surprised when I read the official definition: the force generated by a person’s actions held in Hinduism and Buddhism to perpetuate transmigration and in its ethical consequences to determine the nature of the person’s next
I do not believe in coincidence. I believe everything happens for a reason and I believe in Karma in that goodness begets goodness and evil begets evil. In other words, whatever goes around comes around. It might take awhile, you might think it will never happen, but it will sooner or later.