When I wrote yesterday’s post I searched to come up with the phrase “endorse and authorize”. I was looking for words that can be defined by the meanings “support forcefully” (endorse) and “validate, almost legal” (authorize).
I could even see the image of a flexed palm, the heel of a hand breaking through a threshold of something malleable — like dirt — to illustrate the type of power that I wanted to depict. Assimilating ideas like this is what can go on behind my search for the words of precise expression.
To some it may sound tedious.
To me it is the fruits of desire and potential.