to travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination

photo by Element5 Digital. Unsplash.

A friend sent me this word last week, a word she had stumbled upon quite serendipitiously. We are preparing for a short road trip, both of us knowing, yet not knowing, where and how we will be traveling, just knowing we need to. We’ve been called somewhere other than here, at least for a few days anyway.

I’m looking forward to coddiwompling; but to be honest, I’ve been in a coddiwomple state for a few years now, most recently the past few months. I’m anxious to put my fingers to the keyboard again and put words to a few happenings. Like this week.

On Monday, I had no idea that by Wednesday I would be getting a root canal on a tooth that had been damaged from a freak accident a few years ago.

Today, I am good.

And life goes on.

I’ve been reading about ordering, disordering, and reordering. I think coddiwompling has something to do with this. Something to do with unplanned root canals. And something to do with continuing to travel not always knowing the destination.

More on all this very soon.

But for now, I’m off to coddiwomple. Won’t you join me?

2 thoughts on “Coddiwomple

  1. I just realized how far behind I have been on the computer. I loved this post.
    I have been calling this caddywampus. I dont know where that came from, but i like coddiwomple better

    • The word you’re thinking of Betty is catawampus, meaning askew or positioned diagonally. I think we all feel a bit catawampus right now. I’m sure catawampus is a close cousin to coddiwomple. At any rate, I’m glad you’re back online.

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