When I think about the word original, I often think about my children, and how unique they are. Many things they say and do make me wonder at their cleverness and originality. I spend a lot of time documenting those things right here, and in conversations with other people.
I also think about original in terms of the first definition: a thing at its beginning. One of the many reasons I love homeschooling is because I love being there when my children learn something. I love seeing learning in action. One minute, they don't know something. The next minute, they know it