Definition: Aleatory (pronounced: Al-E-a-tor-E); Latin; adj
1. Relying on chance or an uncontrolled element in the details of life or in the creation of art.
Why I love this word:
The things that happen in your life are a result from what was given to you, how you reacted, and the decisions you made. Sometimes people work incredibly hard to get where they are, and other times it's by complete chance. But I also think it's a combination of the two, when you work incredibly hard, this 'uncontrolled element' comes to you. Maybe not in ways you'd expect it to, but in ways you'd be grateful for.
Photograph by Julia Trotti