Daily Obstruction: Resolutions

3 Jan



Recovering the Meaning of “Resolution”


The concept of a New Year’s Resolution – as in an intention – has been with us since the late 18th century.  But the more archaic meaning from the Latin is “the process of reducing things into simpler forms,” as in “solving” or breaking down a mathematical problem.  Once the problem has been reduced or “resolved” into its component parts, then it is easier to hold and its hold upon you has been “loosened.”  My intention for the new year?  More resolutions.

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