Gathering words

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  1. This is a lovely exercise. I love the way it makes words something precious to be collected, like beautiful shells. One of my favorites is biblioteca. I like the it makes your tongue work its way through your whole mouth. The kids even use it more often than library, because they’ve heard me use it so often.

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  2. I don’t collect words but now I want to!!!!!! So badly. I love my moleskines and am always looking for a new reason to own one, write in it, make it my own… you know… love it. I might just have to start one.

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  3. i just bought my book. i told chill what i was doing with it, and he said “you mean like a dictionary?” i said, “yes, my dictionary.” he said, “will it have words like ‘newb’?” i, of course, rolled my eyes…

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  4. I found this post when Cheryl Strayed linked to your review of Wild (which I also love deeply). I LOVE the idea of developing a personal lexicon. Having recently written about journaling, and my love of the physical act of writing and its permanence, I think this is an excellent way to start.

    My first 3 words: whimsy. clafoutis. loam.

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