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abiding

In addition to being the imperfect form of abide (is a word’s self-esteem damaged by being called imperfect? If so, I apologize), abiding means lasting a long time or enduring. So, for example, if I somehow, through sheer perseverance, utter insanity, or, more likely, a combination of the two, I manage to keep going with this Words project, eventually it will earn the right to be called enduring.

I don’t know when that point will arrive. It is, after all, a completely subjective judgement, isn’t it? One person’s enduring might be another person’s fleeting.

However, no matter who gets to decide if it ranks as abiding, I’d be willing lay down a significant wager on me not getting to get to a point where any rational being could honestly call it abiding. Then again, that’s only because I control when I stop, so I can always win that bet. However, I can’t promise that I’d be able to win on the other side of the bet.

Who knows if I’ll make it to the abiding turning point? We will see. We will see. Stay tuned.

(If somebody wants to make this bet, please let me know. To be honest, I’m in this only for the money. I’ll take it any way I can get it. IMPORTANT NOTE: Act now! This offer is open only until the time when this project can legitimately be referred to as abiding and not one instant longer.)

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