A limited edition…
That phrase gave me a little pause when I saw it in some of my scrapbooking papers. The more I thought about it the more I loved it.
We are ALL limited editions. I thought I knew what “limited” meant but as always I decided it might be wise to look up the definition.
1.confined within limits; restricted or circumscribed:a limited space; limited resources.Dictionary.com
2.Government. restricted with reference to governing powers by limitations prescribed in lawsand in a constitution, as in limited monarchy; limited government.
3. characterized by an inability to think imaginatively or independently; lacking originality or scope; narrow:a rather limited intelligence.
Once I read the definition I decided I wasn’t sure anymore if I liked that phrase. I was thinking along the lines that being a limited edition meant that I was unique, special, one of a kind. But after reading the definition I decided that I had a completely inaccurate idea of what the word meant.
I don’t want to be confined or restricted. I don’t want to be unable to think imaginatively or independently. I don’t want to be narrow minded and lacking in the originality arena.
So I decided I don’t want to be a limited edition at all. Maybe what I want to be is an unlimited edition but that certainly does not have the same sound to it, does it? What do you think? Are you a limited edition? Or are you like me and want to be just a little bit freer than that? Tell me what you think in the comments section and Comment for a Cause. Each comment on any blog post this month means a 50 cent donation to Find Your Anchor.