Definition: Ubiquitous (pronounced: yoo-bik-wi-tuhs); Latin; adj
1. Existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time
Why I love this word:
I have always been an advocate for being truly present in every moment in life. For example, if I am spending time with my friends, it's best when we put all technology away and focus on each other. However lately, I have found myself more and more attached to technology than before. I always check my email, write my list of things to accomplish on the writers app on my phone, check social media, respond to emails. My friend once kindly and warmly pointed out my recent technological dependence: “My dear Gracious Lady, that phone of yours is proving to be quite ubiquitous.” Ironically, I used my phone to look up the definition of the word ubiquitous: “Existing or being everywhere.” He was right. My phone was attached to my hip, my phone was ubiquitous; it was ever-present at the dinner table, in the car, walking through the city, all of it. Now the goal is for myself to be truly ubiquitous in order to fully appreciate the beautiful people in my life but also meeting all my editing deadlines.
Photograph by Mariya Dondonyan