One of my email spam subject lines this morning contained a new word: attemption. They said that it was their “second attemption” to contact me. Well at least this time they got my attention with the word “attemption” but they still didn’t get me to read it; I just deleted it with all the rest.
While that usage was obviously incorrect – they should have said “attempt” – I’m not completely dismissing “attemption”. Perhaps we could use that somehow. The world is so full of attemption – people attempting things but giving up before they accomplish their goals. Or perhaps the world needs more attemption. Many of us dream great dreams but never make any attempt to make those dreams come true. More attemption is what we need. Let’s start a whole attemption movement. Up with attemption. Get some attemption going. I’m definitely going to practice my attemption later today as I cut some quilt pieces and attempt to make them exactly the right size.