Decapitate: (v) to cut off the head of; behead
Decapitation seems to be the murder selection by those who just want to make sure the job gets done really well.
After all, once you look down at your enemy and his head is disconnected from his shoulders, you probably can have the confidence to move on, assured that you’ve achieved your mayhem.
As long as it’s connected—or just a wound—you might have to hang around and wait for him (or her) to die.
But I must be candid and tell you, there are many ways to lose your head—and all of these varieties do not necessarily leave you dead, but rather, in varying degrees of humiliation, which might make you wish you were gone.
I’ve lost my head.
I have been decapitated of my mental facilities in the pursuit of some wild idea, romantic fling or dreamy goal that had absolutely no merit in the world of reason.
I wish someone had let me know that my head was separated from the rest of my body, and that I had ceased to be logical.
But people like to stay out of such things.
They will let you wander around, headless, running into walls and tripping over obstacles.
There is an old story that a young girl who danced in front of a king wanted the head of her enemy on a silver platter. I must tell you—even though the platter was silver, I’m not so sure she got anything of value, except the satisfaction of staring into the dead, bulging eyes of her nemesis.
Just thinking about it creeps me out.
- I don’t want to be beheaded.
- I don’t want to be decapitated.
- And I want to be more careful that I don’t lose my head in everyday matters.
So if you ever see me in danger of any of these possibilities…
…please give me a heads up.