An Old-Fashioned Word

Lovingly

Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt

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This is kind of an old-fashioned word. At least, I don’t hear or read it much any more. It’s a great word, really, and I’m not sure why it seems to have passed off the scene.  Maybe I’m wrong about this, but I really don’t think we use it much.

Lovingly. It conveys a sense of tenderness, of compassion, of strong feelings of love and concern. A mother gazes lovingly at her newborn. A newly-minted husband follows his wife’s every move lovingly.

Puppies are seen lovingly, because they’re so cute. And it’s a good thing they are, because they’re a nuisance for a while with their chewing and lack of good potty manners.

Maybe we don’t use this word much these days because of our national and political climate. I remain dismayed and disheartened at the ugliness that has exploded across our land. I remember other times when there has been strife, but it’s different this time. Friends and family members are vehemently denouncing one another because their political differences are tearing them apart. Vulgar, blasphemous, profane language; name-calling and threats of violence; riots involving vandalism, flag-burning, and physical attacks have become so common that we’re beginning to just shrug them off.

It’s horrifying to me. America is descending into anarchy. Did you know that investigation has now linked George Soros with every protest or demonstration since the Nov. 8 election?  Here is just one link concerning this man:

http://thepoliticsforums.com/threads/76322-Soros-Connected-to-Every-Major-Protest-Since-November-Election

There are many others. This is not just a rumor. The man has been banned from his own country; other nations are shutting down his businesses. We need to pay attention.

Well, there I go into politics again, and I really hadn’t intended to do that. It just breaks my heart to see all this horror happening in my beloved country.

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3 thoughts on “An Old-Fashioned Word

  1. Perhaps the word lovingly has fallen into disfavor in literary circles because -ly adverbs in general have. Like excessive adjectives, adverbs are spurned; one editor was quoted as saying “one adverb every 50 pages is enough.”

    As for the political climate, I’ll have to take back a statement I made once, or revise it. You thought before the election that tensions were running as high as before the Civil War and I thought, “Can’t be that bad.”

    I really thought folks would settle down in time. But now I’m thinking you’re right after all. The 9/11 attacks produced a united front against a clearly defined enemy. We hope and pray you can get it together like that again, once folks get a handle on who really is the enemy.

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