Back in 6th grade, creating usernames meant taking one or two words–an adjective that describes yourself or a popular word that you like–and embellish it with birthdates, z’s and x’s, and mispronounciations.

Now it means choosing a single word–either an SAT word or an obscure poetic word.

Aspirations and Esperanza were taken, so I googled “popular words” and chose “albeit” and “agape” from the A list.

I like these words because they’re often mispronounced. Albeit is not al-bait–it’s all-be-it. And agape in the sense that I mean it isn’t a-gape, it’s ah-ga-peh.

define:albeit

  • Despite its being; although

define:agape

  • (Christian theology) the love of God or Christ for mankind
  • selfless love of one person for another without sexual implications (especially love that is spiritual in nature)
  • a religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowship
  • agape(p): with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe; “the gaping audience”; “we stood there agape with wonder”; “with mouth agape”

I want our blog to show what love is–despite all the stress and little worthless things.

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