“You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
What mood is that?
Last-minute panic.” –Bill Watterson
This is how I
often sometimes feel when requested to respond to a writing prompt. Is it my rebellious nature? The prompt today is to write about the words very/vary.
I admit the word “very” is useful. It allows me to indicate or describe something that is not average or a matter of greater degree in various categories.
Very happy, very sad, very angry,
Very easy, very difficult, very hard, very frustrating,
Very big, very small, very much, very little,
Very hot, very cold, very sunny, very rainy, very stormy, very…
Or for extra emphasis, to show an extreme, I can use it twice like in the lyrics to the song by Nat King Cole, “Love”, when he sings ” V is very, very extraordinary.”
If something is “very” it does sound more dramatic and intense. It does help describe a greater depth and breadth of feeling about something. Very is an ordinary word for something extraordinary.