Words of Guidance

A friend chooses a word each year as kind of touchstone. It’s quite an open/generative thing, a guide or perhaps a reminder – I think a positive way to approach the new year rather than specific resolutions.

Mine is “exploring”. I wanted a verb, active, with flavours of curiosity, openness, movement, learning, paying attention to what is around me.

We were at the MCA, and while exploring (!) I found a wonderful avatar, one figure in Guan Wei’s huge Feng Shui:

Guan Wei
Feng Shui (detail)

That’s me exploring – chin up, eye alert, the hair used to have some ginger (the first to go grey), happily dog-paddling.

Other choices among the group were lightheartedness, joy, delight, dare and active.

Want to play along?

3 Responses to “Words of Guidance”


  1. 1 Claire B December 30, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    I’ll play. My word is ‘push’.
    Push the boundaries
    Push my skill level & range
    Push my motivation
    Push my learning & experience
    Push myself outside my comfort zone
    Push to move forward on multiple fronts

    And that’s just for starters.


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