Sunday, March 6, 2011

Trite???? musings

I have heard people use the word 'trite' a lot lately.
I happened to make a comment
and someone told me that it was
"trite but true".
Then just two days later,
I overheard someone tell
someone else that very same thing.

Is 'trite' the new word of the year or something?
Above is the dictionary meaning of trite.
It basically means DULL.
Jane Dunnewold, the famous fiber artist,
has a wonderful article regarding the word 'trite'.
Click here to read her interesting article.

In my opinion,
Jane Dunnewold is anything but 'trite'.
Her book is...
Art Cloth: A Guide to Surface Design for Fabric

To keep from feeling 'trite' I write down goals
and constantly try to learn or do something new.
Go here to read my New Years goals.

Usually my goals are centered around creativity
and/or learning
and most of my goals are simple things.

Big goals are reached
by accomplishing a combination
of smaller goals.

This year on my recent birthday,
 I thought about this...
I will do 58 new things during my 58th year.

My life is simple,
has some routine,
but that doesn't mean it's 'trite'.
I guess the meaning of that word
is all in the viewpoint of the person.

Savor the Day!


Brian Miller said...

simple is good...and so are goals...yeah i dont ever want to be labeled trite...

Deborah said...

Interesting since just last week I identified one of my fears as one of being trite.

Barbara said...

I agree about many things -- they are in the view of the person. There's a "trite" (sorry ;) saying about that with a similar meaning: "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder".

Kimmie said...

"trite but true" sounds like a skewed version of " tried and true"

And goals are a tried and true practice :)

maggie's garden said...

Great(!) a new word I can use to describe my life! Thanks....I had no idea what it meant until stopping here. Gotta love blogging! Thanks for stopping in at Maggie's today...appreciate your visit. Your other blog is pretty cool too!

ooglebloops said...

I am turning f-f-f-fifty eight this year too - I can barely think it, let alone say it in public!!!LOL Maybe it will ease the mental "damage" by doing what you are doing -try 58 new things this year. Thanks for the thought!!!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

happy birthday baby are definitely going to have a wonderful adventure of a year. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Nathalie Thompson said...

I thought trite meant "superficial" or shallow.
Hmm. Funny how a word comes up all of a sudden.