G?d

Christy Lee-Engel last evening wrote me a response to yesterday’s separated couplet about G-d.

Christy has intrigued me by writing G!d, and another form. The exclamation point is good, but I think now not as good as the hyphen. The hyphen seems wider to me for the moment, opens more space. The exclamation is good for times I feel like flying, and so I like it. A lot. She also uses G*d: now that also is a flying thing, more open than the exclamation point. So, Christy, what do you see in these ways of writing? I suspect you will open us all up.

Which leads me to ask about [email protected], G#d, G$d, G%d, G^d, G&d, G()d (I kinda like the hugs!), G+d, G=d, and perhaps with an interobang (! and ? in one character). What do we see, how can we see bigger? How about G?d? Or G<>d, or G|d? Let us look bigger.

:-Doug.

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  1. On October 6, 2005 at 3:11 pm christy Said:

    Hi Doug,

    Well, I like all of those! Especially G?d. And I see what you mean about the hyphen feeling wide and spacious——-

    What I love best is the opportunity to fill in the vowel, the breath sound, or feeling, myself, in that moment. That’s why (I have heard) the ancient Hebrew alefbet didn’t have vowel markings, so that the reader had to supply the breath and the meaning themselves. (Even now modern Hebrew only uses vowel markings in kids’ books!)

    Christy

  2. On October 6, 2005 at 6:46 pm doug Said:

    Christy–

    Is it also true that most Hebrew letters have a little piece of them (something that looks like a comma or an apostrophe, if I remember right) that indicates G,d? Sort of like G?d is peeking out of each word, each letter? G..d? G;d?

    :-Doug.

  3. On October 7, 2005 at 10:49 pm christy Said:

    You know, I will have to learn more about that! It sure sounds like a good thing to be true 😉

    Christy

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