Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Eucatastrophe #NewNormal #A2Z


(Neologism) Coined by JRR Tolkien, a eucatastrophe is the opposite of a catastrophe—a sudden and unexpected event of happiness or good fortune.

The calamity had hit us

and hit our homes, kitchens and gyms 

but differently

so many 

were finding a lost talent

the lost motivation 

to cook, to do, to learn again

Challenges are the new normal

Rituals and rituals

Coffees and sarees

Weight loss, weight gain

Groupie and selfie



This is my 6th #AtoZ, read the posts from previous challenges HERE.

Find a List of all my 2021 AtoZ posts HERE.

This post is part of #BlogchatterA2Z

This post is also part of the global Blogging from A to Z 2021


  1. This is so well written. Tough situations have become new normal!!!

  2. I learnt a new word today: eucatastrophe. How beautiful!

  3. That's a lovely new word. Beautiful poem too. Thank you for introducing the word.

  4. The sequestering certainly proved productive for many. A lovely uplifting word. Cheers.

  5. Such a fun word! We need more of this. "Challenges are the new normal" indeed.

    The Multicolored Diary

  6. I loved the word.. in fact I should confess I am reading it for the first time. Now that I know it I can look forward to that happening in my own life. Simple yet such a beautiful poem.

  7. Thank you for enriching my vocabulary . And lovely poem.

  8. Wonderful encapsulation of this year + event.
    While it's been limiting in many ways, I also see that our personal reach has expanded. At times, I feel like this is what has been needed: conversations beyond our limited circle.

    Tale Spinning

  9. Brilliant! Love the photo too, it's like deers walking freely downtown ;)
    Quilting Patchwork & Appliqué

  10. Learnt a new word today - eucatastrophe - a sudden and favourable resolution of events in a story, A happy ending.

  11. I love your poem and I especially love how you defined mother as a verb! Isn't that the truth ❤️

  12. That is one positive that came out of this catastrophe - the taking away of the excuses for not learning/doing something we want to do. Nicely put.

  13. Yes hopefully that is one thing that was good



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