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Wednesday’s Word: Predilection

Wednesday's Word - A weekly feature on author DJ Edwardson's website


This is a fun word. It means something you really like or are partial to, A good synonym would be ‘preference’. Most people have a predilection for chocolate, for example.

As with many of Wednesday’s words, I enjoy this word because of the sound. Something about it feels light and not quite serious. To say you have a ‘predilection for Italian food’ just seems decidedly more playful than to say ‘I really like Italian food.”

If you’ve ever seen The Sound of Music, there is a song from that film entitled, “My Favorite Things”, that is a perfect example of what someone’s predilections might be, though lyrically, I think “favorite things” works much better than to say, “these are a few of my predilections.”

I thought I’d leave you with a list of a few of my own predilections. Here are a few of my favorite things. Perhaps some of them are yours as well:

  • Writing when it’s raining.
  • Hearing my kids laugh (which thankfully happens a lot).
  • The Sistine Chapel ceilings.

Sistine Chapel ceiling

  • Discovering a good book. Here’s one of my favorites.

Book Review: City of Ember

  • Fire in a fireplace (especially in winter and when combined with the previous predilection).
  • Florence, Italy.

Florence Italy

  • Listening to well-done radio theater (you should try it, it’s amazing). My favorite is the amazing Chronicles of Narnia, by Focus on the Family Radio Theater.
  • Playing guitar (I’m very much an amateur, but I enjoy it).
  • Working up a good sweat (not for everyone, I know, but it makes me feel like I’ve really accomplished something).
  • Riding a bicycle.
  • Traveling off the beaten path.
  • Tree houses. This is the one I built (with a considerable amount of help!)

backyard treehouse

  • Smoothies. Yum.

Also, hearing from readers. Drop me a note on my Facebook page or via Twitter. I’d love to hear from you! What are your favorite things?

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