Monday, September 5, 2011
eventual: occurring at the end of a series of events, as in, the eventual publication of a book. This comes after many intermediate stages, each with their own joys and frustrations. But it's not just to books that the word can be applied, and those happy and sad steps on the way. Marriage, child rearing, a job hunt, life as a whole, can all be fit into that pattern. Eventually, we will have a book out. Eventually, they will get married. Eventually, the child will grow up. Eventually, we will all die. Which is kind of conclusive, in that case, but true nonetheless. For the moment, though, the eventuality is tied into books, and so I can say: eventually, there will be a book. Eventually, there will be a contract.