★★★★★ (5 out of 5)
Hello, and welcome to my week-by-week review of everything in the world. Today I am reviewing gusto.
There are a lot of things I like in the world. Some of them are obvious, like sandwiches or pens. Any time someone mentions a sandwich and a pen in the same sentence my face just lights up! Not literally, unless it’s by coincidence.
One of my most favorite things is gusto. With gusto is how I get up in the morning. It’s how I approach most things in life, especially the things that deserve it least. I didn’t want to tell the child down the street that her cat would never be the same after I found that I accidentally locked it in my car for a few days (it didn’t die, but it wasn’t quite right), but I did so with gusto. It made the whole situation seem much less concerning, almost celebratory. Though she definitely didn’t celebrate when she actually saw what Mr. Whiskers had become.
If it weren’t for gusto, I wouldn’t be able to write my reviews of the world every week. The more I review, the more I realize how much I haven’t reviewed. It’s a daunting task, and one that couldn’t be done if gusto didn’t blind me to the impossibleness of what I’m trying to do. I have rare moments when I think that I should stop because there’s no way I can review everything. Then gusto kicks in and helps me power through.
In a lot of ways gusto can be like a powerful optimism or even delusion. The difference is those things are passive. Gusto makes you get up and go! It puts a smile on your face and excites you about the possibility, regardless of whether the possibility exists.
Another great thing about gusto is it sounds like musto, which reminds me of the word mustard. I love mustard.
Please join me next week when I’ll be reviewing wormholes.