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WHERE HAS THE DASH (-) GONE?


       I have been reading a lot lately and I noticed that many posts, articles, essays and other good-reads had the dash missing where they should have been placed.

Between words- that is.

A dash is a punctuation mark that is similar to a hyphen or minus sign, but differs from both of these symbols primarily in length and function. The most common versions of the dash are the en dash (–) and the em dash (—), named for the length of a typeface‘s lower-case n and upper-case M respectively -Wikipedia.

There are four kinds of dashes used in the English language for writing.  What I particularly refer to here is the en dash. The short one that looks like a hyphen or a minus sign.  Beyond Way-Finding.  Best-Selling Status.  Over-the-counter medicines. Two-year course…

 I really think I crossed a boundary or two for doing this i.e. messing with other writers’ literary license.  But I’m just speaking my mind out here to defend the rights of the dash. It deserves to exist. To be used. To be properly used-where and when words need it.

EPILOGUE


I am but a dust now;  but in my minuscule

condition, here I am- glittery, shining, shimmering- in
splendor.  I have found my peace.  I have won in the
end.
For life is like a stage play;  all key roles go
to those who meticulously and painstakingly prepare
to be the best.  To perform without second takes, and
to be there on time, ever ready for the scenes that
require focus and mastery, are what make life and
being alive- challenging and meaningful.
Life is indeed how we make it;  it is a
matter of choice how we live out our lives.  We make
our own destiny, we steer our own sails, and we reel in
our rods when the bait is fallen for.
However, the beginning and the end of life
are both a mystery and a gift.  In Job 1:21, “And he
said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and
naked shall I return; the LORD gave, and the LORD
has taketh away; blessed be the name of the LORD.”
the basic truth of how our existence starts and ends is
well-defined.  Therefore, what we do in between is up
to us.  But it is always best that our intentions and
motives are not just clear and for our personal glory;
for glory belongs to God.  Nevertheless, the more we
glorify God, we are glorified by him in return, making
our lives more profound.
As I live out another form of existence in a
different realm, on a different level, and as a different
me under the same superior being, I take pride in
looking back at the kind of life I chose to live.  I did
my best, I was happy, and I loved without limits.  I did
not die in vain.