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Heard this on NPR (yes, I say it again) this afternoon and it was great inspiration for all of the writing I am doing now and hope to do in 2012. It was also an even greater distraction from my strategic thoughts on how best to unpack after moving this past weekend. I see more listening in my future as I sift through all the stuff jamming up my new diggs!

The Leonard Lopate Show: Word maven Patricia T. O’Conner on beautiful words.

My chosen words today are ineffable (thanks to Deb Lohse), incandescent (thanks to Virginia Woolf), and effervescent (don’t you just want to be like what it sounds and means?). What words do you love to say?

Written by Candice Thompson

After more than a decade in Brooklyn, Candice Thompson is now an Atlanta-based artist and writer. Prior to dancing with the Milwaukee Ballet Company and ad hoc Ballet, she trained with Kee Juan Han at the School of Ballet Arizona and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She founded LOLAstretch Dancewear in 2000 and has designed costumes for a variety of theater and dance companies across the country. She recently received a masters degree in Literary Nonfiction from Columbia University’s Creative Writing Program and more of her dance writing can be found in the pages of Dance Magazine, Pointe, and Dance Teacher.