There are some words in the English language that never seem to look right to me. Poignant is one such word. Even when I type it on a page, I want to double check my spelling of this word. The letters don’t appear to go together correctly. Strangely enough, even when I try to use this word in conversation, it seems to get stuck on my tongue. It almost comes out in 3 syllables rather than 2.
Maybe today I will practice using poignant in my dialog more. Maybe then, the word will become more natural to me. Maybe then, I won’t wake up at 3 am with the word going round and round in my head and demanding my attention. Yes, I am feeling a little poignant – right now.