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Friday, April 25, 2014

V is for...

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For this, my 5th year doing the Challenge, it's the
A to Z of Anansi the spider.

V is for Vagary

Vagary comes from the Latin word vagari meaning to wander. For us it has come to mean, "an erratic, unpredictable, or extravagant manifestation, action or notion." Synonyms include: absurdity, imagination, whim and antic.

Anansi is all these things.

Just look at that face and tell me you don't see someone who would act on a whim, cut up, be absurd, and have a lot of imagination.

In fact, he has so much imagination, Anansi often thinks outside the box. He can think so far out the box that he out-thinks himself and/or the situation, in which case his antics back-fire on him.

Even then, the result of his actions can lead to unexpected results or lessons, both good and bad.


  1. That should be a good example for us to think outside the box. Mostly we are meant to learn our lessons, no matter if they are good or bad.

  2. There is nothing vague about vagary.

  3. OK, so I have learned a new word. Often it applies to me in both the good and the bad ways.

  4. It's his whimsical nature that charms us!

  5. Having too much imagination? I would rather have that, than have none at all.

  6. Hey Bish,

    Thought I'd better get over here and check your um, web site.

    Think outside the blog, perchance.

    I knew what vagary meant. Bet that really surprised you :)

    Have a nice weekend. Gosh, you get Sunday's off for good behaviour.


  7. He certainly looks like that.


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