Graceful – one of the few words that immediately sets your mind racing in search of people to match to it..
This word instantly evokes images of an artistic, smooth, neat, clean and apparently seamless and effortless execution whether it relates to sports or movies..
Not getting the picture..?? Ok, with this word in mind, imagine the performances of
- A Ronaldinho or a Messi in Soccer
- A Florence Griffith Joyner in Athletics
- A Ernie Els or Michelle Wie in Golf
- A Julia Roberts or Gene Kelly in the Movies
- A Rudolf Nureyev in the Ballet
Now you get the picture.. 🙂
But this word can also apply to inanimate objects like
- An Aston Martin Vanquish or a Rolls Royce Wraith 🙂
As we say in India, “Ahaaaaa, what a feeling“..
But the word graceful does not appeal just to one’s visual senses.. Graceful can also apply to emotions and feelings like when someone is graceful towards you and helps you even if you have been bad to them..
The above list of people and things are of course my list and am sure you also have yours.. Would love to hear some of your list, comment below..
While this word is quite beautiful when used in a positive way, there is also a negative way of using it with the addition of the prefix “dis” in front of it..
Is it just me or are there more examples of “disgraceful” behaviour in the world than “graceful” behaviour or does social media and digital media project more of these examples as a sales tool..!!!! Hmmmm, I wonder..