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Feb. 13, 2008 (Day 18)

Perdurable: very durable; long lasting


My original idea involved rear curtain sync with my strobe and Tupperware bouncing off my floor, but I thought my downstairs neighbor would be really displeased about that. So on to Plan B: thinking about what's durable or long lasting.

I thought first of a small vase my great-grandfather handmade that I've had since I was a kid, but remembering the small chip it's acquired on the lid, I felt it failed the "durable" part of the word.

As I thought more about the definition, I realized words themselves last a good long while, and language is very resilient. Perhaps not the "written" word so much, with the way the Internet is going, but language will always be: be it grunts, waves of the hand, or eloquent speech. We will always strive to find a way to communicate with each other.

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