NaPoWriMo: Day 9
Because it’s my birthday today, I’m going to offer you some leeway. The subject is Mercy, and we will begin with the dictionary definition of that word.
1.compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or other person in one’s power; compassion, pity, or benevolence
2. the disposition to be compassionate or forbearing
3. the discretionary power of a judge to pardon someone or to mitigate punishment, especially to send to prison rather than invoke the death penalty.
4. an act of kindness, compassion, or favor
5. something that gives evidence of divine favor; blessing
Words: mercy, street, forgiveness, seams, empty, smooth
Suggestions: You can use the words, some of them, or not. Is there a particular place you go when seeking mercy? An individual, place, of shelter, or peace? Maybe write about an incident when you gave or received mercy.
Okay, for those who have a need to know, I’m 70 years old today. And yes, definitely in need of mercy. The image is a digital painting. Was playing with the colors and started seeing the outline of the butterfly, so sketched it in.