What’s the Word Issue 20: Metempsychosis

Hey y’all!

It’s that time again. Time for “What’s the Word”, featuring, ME, C. Desert Rose. Rosie, for short. So, what’s the word today, you might be asking? Today’s word is-  Hold on, it’s gonna be a big one. Today’s word is …

Pa, pa, paaaaaah!


1 Word

4 Syllables

1 Fantastic Meaning


Okay, remember that good old saying, “The more things change, the more they stay the same?” My granny used to say it all the time. Today, I’m here to challenge your take on change.

As far as I can tell, everything changes. For good or for bad, things always seem to gradually morph into something else. Funny thing is that it isn’t always on purpose.

But, I think I might be getting ahead of myself. So, give me a minute to back track. Ha! Funny how we are talking about “time” and I inadvertently refer to time. 😀 LOL

Anywho …



November 2013, one Ms. Y. Correa picked up her phone and talked to her best friend and told her, “Queen, I want to start a magazine.” Of course, Queen was skeptical about the choice and asked her if she was sure. To which Y. Correa assured her that she was. Three years later, here we are. And, what once started off as nothing more than an idea is now a reality. However, as with the tides of each season, the magazine went through several stages to get to where it is today.

In the beginning, there was the Word, and the Word spoke onto darkness and made the light. 😀 *giggling* Sorry, I think I veered off topic there for a second. At any rate, in the beginning there were A Lopez Jr. with Ask AJ, Queen of Spade with A Queen’s Ramblings, D. John Watson with Randomness in Writing, Andrea Houtsch with this article, namely, What’s the Word, Nicola J. McDonagh with Slick Wit Lore and lastly, Casey Harvell with All About Indie.

As it were, season came and season went, and with them so did columnists. Today, we push forward with A. Lopez Jr, Queen of Spades, Beem Week, Harmony Kent, Adonis Mann & myself, C. Desert Rose.

  1. started out with the magazine in PDF form and today, it’s an eZine.

How does the story apply to the word? Simple, really.

John F. Kennedy, said, “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” And Leo Buscaglia said it best when he stated that “Change is the end result of all true learning.”

The theme of this article is Metempsychosis, and what does that word mean, if not change? I mean, it’s a bit more scientific than that, if I were to be precise. But, in this issue of the magazine, the word is being used in an abstract manner. With that said, you see, change is relevant. It’s important. Without change we can’t grow, without growth, we can’t progress, without progression we cannot survive.

Where did Vicissitude come from?


Is it me, or did Latin have the monopoly on word origins? *thinking face* Never mind that … *shaking my head*

Over the years the use of the word has decreased. Be it due to the laziness of the English speaking folk, or the fact that once could just use the word “change”, vicissitude is no longer a commonly used word. Although, I don’t know, for the life of me, why? I love the way the word rolls of the tongue. It’s sexy! LOL

Say it three times a loud.

Vicissitude … Vicissitude … Vicissitude!

Yeah, that’s sexy for sure. LOL

At any rate, let me get back to what I was saying.

My grammy used to say, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” I say, “Change is a welcomed necessity, for without we have nothing to look forward to.”

Had I not changed my mind about writing a book I wouldn’t be here today. Had Y. Correa not decided that “promoting her indie works via social media was just not enough” All Authors Magazine would have never existed.

Whether grand of minuscule, change is a much-needed thing. It morphs us into the people we are meant to be.

Well, there you have it folks! Toodles!


That’s the Word!