People always assume that I’m great at Scrabble, when the truth is that I’m not all that good at it. Yes, I know a lot of words, but I’m lousy with anagrams. I just don’t think of words as the sum of their parts. A word is a whole entity. Put a bunch of them together, and they’re a pass to a different world.
When I play Scrabble (or Words With Friends), I lose pretty often. I find myself using the cooler word instead of the more highly scoring one. I know it’s not what the game is about, and I tell myself not to do it, but then I do it anyway.
“We begin in the world as anagrams of our antecedents.”
I found this quote when I did a search for anagrams, and I thought it was pretty cool. We’re all mixed up pieces from our ancestors, but we’re also the mixed up parts of our experiences. We carry those pieces with us and assemble them differently depending on our phase of life.