Sunday, December 2, 2012

Word of the Day: Scumble

I look out the window at the winter sky. The muted colors remind me the painters has rubbed his hand against the canvas that is the sky and brought to us a reminder that we need to take a step back and realize what is important in life. It is a reminder that sometimes we rush around with our heads in the cloud. Our feet never get a chance to touch the ground. This time year our souls become scumbled and we can see with the clearest of vision. No longer are our eyes obscured by the brightness of it all. For in the dullness we see that which we have neglect the rest of the year. 

Scumble (scum-ble) \SKUM-bul\, verb;

1a. to make (as color or a painting) less brilliant by covering with a thin coat of opaque or semiopaque color applied with a neaby dry brush

1b. to apply (a color) in this manner

2. to soften the lines or colors of (a drawing) by rubbing lightly.

Don't let the winter blues stop you from trying to fit scumble into your next conversation. Also don't forget to leave us your comments down below. Thank you. 

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