It didn’t occur to me yesterday when Higgins said meditate daily for fifteen minutes that they would start conversation right away. As it turns out, they are still full of surprises. I didn’t plan to post daily but I’d very much like to document this next adventure with Higgins and so I share with you…
The first thing they are conveying to me is that together we will create a United States Development Plan….only ‘development’ isn’t the right word. As my second chore (the first being meditate for fifteen minutes a day) they ask me to discover a word that means development but isn’t development. The word they want is like this:
Let’s say you live in a perfectly good house. The house may be older and in need of some updating, upgrading, possibly some structural repair, girding and shoring. Once these things are complete you will have a house that is structurally and foundationally sound, and updated inside and out, but it is still the same perfectly good house only freshened and strengthened.
What is the word for that? The closest word I come up with is renovate.
The problem with the word renovate is that it doesn’t encompass development in a way that means blossom. Maybe they are looking for fertilize? Mature?
My neighbors are avid gardeners. From time to time they give me tips. This past spring, they suggested that when planting, I loosen the soil, add slow release organic fertilizer and bone meal, mix that in, then put in the plant. This gives each plant all the nutrients it needs to grow to its fullest and best.
The word I’m looking for also means that.
November 4, 2020