Meditation 2.22.19 - A Pen and Ink Tangle
Today, the word the world threw at me was stymie.
Stymie is one of those odd words, ones that are fun to insert in a conversation, and it immediately conveys how you feel.
The word is actually a golf term.
To stymie another player means that your ball is between theirs and the hole on a putting green, effectively blocking any shot on the green and potentially ruining any friendship you may have had with your playing partner.
There is another word, sudd (a clump of grass/plants/tree branches which impedes things on the Nile), which would be equally fun to insert into a conversation, but, because it isn't as well known, "to be sudded" couldn't be used to convey the same level of frustration as "to be stymied" does.