The Perfect Synonym
If peace had the perfect synonym, what would it be? As I munched on Cheerios one sunny morning, I reflected on the answer for a while. I wondered what a room full of university students would say or what doctors, lawyers and writers would say. I’d imagine, they wouldn’t agree on the same term.
“Relaxation!” some overworked students would say.
“Stability!” the doctors would reply.
The lawyers would stand up and state, “Reconciliation, of course!”
Politicians may equate it to votes and shrewd maneuvering, and entrepreneurs may convince you that peace is a product that may be bought.
Musicians may lean toward the calming effect of music, and writers would say, “It’s really too complex to fit into a single synonym.”
Maybe it isn’t that complicated. Peace is more than an abstract word. It’s a state, a happening… a sort of nectar I enjoyed one sunny morning as I slipped into… meditation. There’s the perfect synonym…