Neologism of the Day: kroonervirus
Meaning: Any source of a sudden proliferation in online choirs
This one is for PW whose wideberthday it is today, and who sends me enough rah-rahs from afar to let me know that my musings land, somewhere, nearby de temps en temps. PW is also a chorister (as am I, or was), so one could say that we have both been afflicted by kroonervirus at some point in time. PW is a composer (I am not) and a music-nerd (as am I), and we have known each other for decades and collaborated more than once, and we also share a name, so…. go figure as they say. And hip pip, PW.
Meanwhile, as we near mid-June, I am trying to decide when and how to step off this textual travelator. Do I pick a random date… the end of the month for instance? Do I wind things up at the end of the financial year? Or do I stick with the calendar year, and plod on, moon by moon, coinage by coinage? I could do, but I don’t know that I have the neologisms in me, and besides, a whole list I’ve had hanging in the storeroom are already becoming redundant, if not rancid. Unschooled. Outragers. Haven’t had a chance to fly these yet, and fear I may have missed the moment as COVID seems to be contained, and we are more and more released. And this is a good thing.
And of course, there’s no shame in an ending, right? In fact, there’s a certain pride, if not vainglory – a word I have always wanted to use, but never had reason to – in knowing when to pull the pin. Close the songbook. Hang up one’s pencil. Put a sock in it.
Your guidance would be appreciated.