Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Challenge;

A challenge is a general term referring to things that are imbued with a sense of difficulty and victory.
A demanding or stimulating situation;

From day one we human beings are challenged by life until our death. The word "challenge" is not a simple word but it is ambiguous in a certain sense.

Word History:
Middle English borrowed chalenge from Old French. French chalenge came from Latin calumnia "trickery, false accusation", a noun based on the verb calvi "to deceive". So a challenge was originally a false accusation.
The sense of confrontation carried on but the general meaning of this word moved from a negative to a positive sense somewhere along the way between Latin and English.

This Impatient plant has found itself a challenge growing from a crevice where the seed has lodged itself. It battles other challenges like being eaten by voracious grasshopper who likes its tender green leaves

The goldfish in the pond face every day the challenge to escape being a meal to a silver gray heron. I have made them hide away places to give the challenged fish a chance to escape.

Are you facing any challenges at the moment?


  1. I just love your thoughts on "Challenge" ~~ and so excited that you are considering joining our Art Challenge next year.

    Thanks for your comments on my art and zest for life ~~You got that right ~~ I do love life and making new friends.

    With your permission I would like to use your thoughts on Challenge on one of my Sunday Meditations.