In a recent post, the ever-insightful Zenmistress of Businessâ„¢ (a.k.a. Evelyn Rodriguez) discusses the role of flexibility, living in the now, in a long and happy life. Jon Kabat-Zinn, whom she quotes extensively in her post, calls it "full catastrophe living": not living your life at the high level of stress we might associate with perilous events, but staying relaxed and in touch enough to take things in stride, no matter what those things are. As a tsunami survivor, she knows whereof she speaks; as a thoughtful and practiced writer, she speaks it eloquently (as always). At one point, talking about the renewed commitment she wants to make towards fully integrating this skill, she talks about wanting "to dwelve into the book and a face-to-face MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) course."
Yes, dwelve. To delve and to dwell. Or maybe to dwell, then to delve.
Gee. That it works in two directions makes it just about the greatest portmanteau word ever, I think.