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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.

8 comments:

  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.

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  2. There is nothing vague about vagary.

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

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

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

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  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.

    Gary

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