“Let’s get it started in here.” — The Black Eyed Peas
Print texts lie in wait, accumulating over the last four years in this one-bedroom apartment. Inspired by the movie “Julie & Julia”, I will read a combination of seventy-eight novels, books on writing, graphic novels, poetry books, chapbooks, and literary publications in one year.
From these resources, I’ll share two words, five days a week. Seventy-eight is near half of the texts I want to read, and there are seventy-eight Tarot cards to a standard Tarot deck, and Tarot cards and Tea Leaf readings are a major creative, psychological, and scholarly force in my life.
The first book in my enterprise is Entrepreneur Magazine‘s Start Your Own Business, by Rieva Lesonsky, published in 2007. It relates to The Fool, a card unlike any other in Tarot. The Fool takes risks, trusts himself … he’s an entrepreneur, though he’s not known for his preparation, rather for his trust in himself, a pivotal quality for embarking on new ventures.
Let’s word this up, kids:
There’s no definition for this specific form of the word entrepreneur from my ol’ friend Merriam-Webster, but Wikipedia’s entry speaks plenty. “Entrepreneurship is the act of being an entrepreneur, which is a French word meaning ‘one who undertakes an endeavor’. Entrepreneurs assemble resources including innovations, finance and business acumen in an effort to transform innovations into economic goods.”
This word means more. Economics aren’t the sole by-product of every entrepreneur, but I think in metaphor and metaphysics– a happy hazard of being a poet and Tarot lover.
Etymology: Old French, from entreprendre to undertake — more at enterprise
The New Lexicon Webster’s Encyclopedic Dictionary of the English Language, published 1990
Etylomolgy: More legwork needed to find, if known.
Date: 15th Century
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