The first day of the New Year and it’s time to ruminate on the word “one.”
It is a powerful word that conjures up meanings beyond the obvious numeric significance.
Punch in the word “one” into Merriam-Webster’s On-line Unabridged Dictionary and you get multiple categories as an adjective; pronoun; noun and even transitive verb.
“One” can be embraced as the deity who we invest our faith and beliefs, or something much broader “constituting a unified entity made up of or formed from or produced by two or more components or sources.” Curious indeed, that such a simple word can mean so much and in some cases more than “one.”
Placed in the month of January, “one” heralds fresh starts and brings the promise of renewal and hope in our collective futures.