Yes, you heard me correctly. I don't mean resolution in the sense of making promises to change my ways. I tend to break those before the end of January. I am thinking of a different meaning. My definition of choice is way down the list of possible options.
5. the act or process of resolving or separating something into constituentTechnically, this is talking about breaking down a chemical compound, but recently I've been feeling like I'm a chemical compound that needs a little breaking down, a little figuring out. What are those constituent parts?
or elementary parts.
6.the resulting state.
I also like this one:
: the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc. : the act of resolving somethingSo, yeah. There are a few things I'd like to see find some resolution this year. One has been a serious, ongoing case of writer's block. I think perhaps I've had a few constituent parts out of place. I'm looking forward to reclaiming my joy in putting words on paper. Another is a shoulder injury that requires patience, persistence, and balance as I pursue resolution and healing. And there are probably a few others that we won't go into at the moment!
: an answer or solution to something
Then, there is this one:
d : the passing of a voice part from a dissonant to a consonant tone or the progression of a chord from dissonance to consonanceSometimes modulating from one key to another in a musical composition requires a period of dissonance before finding resolution in the new key. I recognize that my one little word for the year may cause some periodic dissonance, but I'm willing to risk it to get to the resolution.
I am the motif, the rif, the repeat.
I am the counterpoint of bass, bassoon,
or brassy cacophony that drowns gentler sound.
I am the movement, at once a skipping vivace,
the next a labored largo.
I am the dance.
I am the dirge.
I am the interpretation
formed in the mind of the maestro,
the transition, the modulation, the dissonant seventh,
I am the resolution.
© Doraine Bennett 2015
Below is a piece called "Resolution" composed by John Coltrane and performed by Musical Art Quintet. It's fairly long. If you don't have time to listen to the whole piece, slide through to the last 45-60 seconds and enjoy.
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