How about ending the A-Z blogging challenge with a dual meaning word?
Zest: The outermost part of the rind of an orange, lemon, or other citrus fruit, used as flavoring.
Zest: Spirited enjoyment; gusto.
Jessica has spirited enjoyment and gusto, eh?
Zest is also something you can find in words... I am prone to zest via exclamation mark. Many times I go through an email or something else I've written and take out exclamation marks all over the place, thinking, "You can't really be *that* excited about it, Sher!" (See, I couldn't resist dropping one in there.)
I appreciate zest--in my food and my life--and enjoy zest when others bring a little to the party as well.
I found zest in this poem:
i thank You God for most this amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes
(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun’s birthday; this is the birth
day of life and of love and wings: and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)
how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any--lifted from the no
of all nothing--human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?
(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)
-e. e. cummings
May you bring zest to all you encounter today!
I can't believe this is the last post of the A-Z blogging challenge. Thanks for sticking with me throughout, and to those of you who commented and became new followers--THANKS a bunch! Your patronage is appreciated, more than you know.