A Little Cathartic Writing #JusJoJan

We’re in the home stretch of Just Jot It January 2019, and part of me wishes it could go on forever. The rest of me will be just as happy to see January go. Not that this has been a bad month, because it hasn’t been, but, you know, January. Not that February’s that much better, but it’s shorter, anyway. Has anyone else ever wondered why they made February the shortest month, and why they didn’t just take a day away from January and March and make all three months 30 days long? I guess it would screw up the poem “Thirty days hath September…”

Now that I have that out of my system…

That was kind of cathartic opening, wasn’t it? Appropriate because “cathartic” was chosen by Miss Enthralling Journey as today’s prompt.

All you etymology fans out there (and I know there’s at least one) no doubt know that catharsis, the noun that gives us the adjective cathartic, comes to us from the Greek kathairein, “to purge.” And by purge, I mean empty the bowels. In fact, an old word for laxative is “cathartic.” Betcha didn’t know that, didja?

Now here’s a word about Serutan Plus. Serutan spelled backwards is “Nature’s.”

15 thoughts on “A Little Cathartic Writing #JusJoJan

  1. LOL – I agree with you, John, on all of your thoughts. I’ll be sad to see JusJoJan go, I wish Jan-Mar were all 30 days, and well…purging stuff is a normal desire, especially as one hits a certain age! 😉 Happy Sunday!

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    1. The other good thing would be that you could really put the leap day anywhere in the year, although I have a feeling it’s in February for a reason (which might very well be that February is the shortest month…)

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  2. I didn’t know the laxative bit! Groovy.
    I’m tired of jotting. I really am. When my life is nice and balanced, I still prefer to post 3-5 days a week. January has not been nice and balanced! lol

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