Friday, October 9, 2015

Swirl of Words


        Today as I was watching the leaves tumbling to the ground, in my mind they seemed to me like words -- little bits of golden wisdom that swirl around me. I love words. I live and breathe words. I can't speak them as eloquently as I'd like to -- I don't have that gift. But I can write them. I can create beauty from nothing more than little marks on a page. One by one, they make up something wonderful. Word by word.

   

patchwork

chestnut

flaxseed

buttermilk

eyelet

ruffle

ribbon

supper

whisper

pages

copper

grasses

lonesome

flannel

braided

willow

apron

dancing

alabaster

scuffle

forest

harbor

thatched

cottage

blossom

russet

wilderness

envelope


What are some of your favorite words?

24 comments:

  1. First of all, did you take all these pictures? They're so pretty. Honestly, I don't think I'll ever tire of seeing photos of your home. :-)
    Oh, nor I. I cannot speak lovely at all. It just pops out mumble jumble and everybody is left asking, "What did you just say?" I'm afraid I talk far too fast. ;-) But writing is different. Yes, you can create beauty just by marks on the page. Isn't that such a scrumptious thought?! All those words you chose are such strong, descriptive ones that paint a picture in your mind, even if it's just the ONE word. I think I need to remember 'more is less' when I write stories. Some of my favourite words....Let me think....
    Trudged \ Delicate \ Slim \ Vintage \ Charming \ Velvet \ Petrichor \ Swirling \ Swift \ Lace \ Crystal \ Harvest \ Frolicking \ Glowing \ Meadow \ Tattered \ Page \ Quaint \ Shimmer \ Dedicated \ Petal \ Reflection \ Explore \ Listless \ Elusive
    Well, I think this could be a never ending list. ;-) I'll leave it at that, hehe. But words are so lovely. :-D
    ~Miss Meg

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    1. Meg -- yes, I did take the pictures! Actually they're from last fall, but I never got a chance to use them on the blog then. Aww, thank you. :-)

      Exactly! ("What did you just say?" Haha.) Speaking is not my strong area. Sometimes I feel really bad about it, but then I remind myself -- at least I can write.

      YOUR WORDS. I love them!! Oh, reading through your list was pure delight! Trudged, Tattered, Harvest...those are some of my favorites too. And I don't even know what Petrichor means -- I'll have to go look it up!

      Words are SO lovely. I'm glad you think so too. :-D

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    2. Aww, thank you. You make me so happy. :-D Haha, as a matter of fact, I only learnt what petrichor means one year ago. The reason being, some of our friends put out a CD with their original songs on it, and they called the CD Petrichor (their 'band' name (it's just two girls) is Jjiraf, by the way, which is all a combination of family initials) and I found out what it meant. I never realized there was a word for the 'smell after rain'. Isn't that neat? :-D
      By the way, not to be a nudge (I wish I could say that as well as Riley Poole) but can I ask a question? Are you planning on writing that "Why I love Les Miserables" post you mentioned ages ago? Or have you decided not to, or you ran out of time? I was just wondering, because I'm so curious, you see. ;-D I was looking forward to it, that's all. Hehe. ;-)
      ~Meg

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    3. Petrichor is a LOVELY word. Thanks for teaching it to me! :-D

      Oh! Thank you so much for reminding me about that! You know, I'd forgotten alllll about writing that post. But YES, I still want to do it. I'm glad you brought it up. ;-P Ehhh...I'm not sure when it'll be happening, but I'll try to get it done before too long!

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  2. Your first paragraph is excellance in itself. Just sayin.
    Golden, sunny-hued, sprinkly, bazzaz (sorry, I just watched Funny Face.) are some of my favourite words. Haha, alabaster. Like Anne. :-)

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    1. Thanks, old girl. ;-D

      Ha, I would have guessed you'd say golden!

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  3. A post about favorite words . . . what an amazing idea :) I'd never have thought of that.
    What are some of mine? Well . . . blonde and golden, certainly. (Like Naomi ;) ) And also: brick, cobblestone, steady, quiet, lilac, blue, cozy, sunset, twilight.

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    1. Jessica, 'brick' and 'twilight' especially have such tingling sounds. I really could go on and on forever about words I love!

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  4. I love words too - but I'm not good at saying what I think and feel the way I wish I could say it. It always sounds wrong somehow. But that's why I love to write.

    Hmm, words I like - warm, love, imagination, sunsets, chocolate, cedar, chestnuts, ice, snow, hugs, yarn, honey, gems . . . Rather random. Words are awesome.

    And I love your photography! I am in some ways a photographer myself - I've taken a Beginner's Photography Class and I just LOVE to take pictures of people and outdoors. It's so satisfying when I get the colors, light, composition to all fall into place to make a beautiful picture! I have a secret ambition to someday become a wedding photographer :)

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    1. Rosie, I feel you! That's also why I love to write. I can write something and then read it and think, "Wow, that is actually really good. I said that well." It's very satisfying, whereas with talking I often trip over myself. ;-P

      Cedar! Chocolate! Yes! :-D

      Photography is so fun! I'm not much of a photographer myself -- that is, I don't take many pictures -- but occasionally I like to take my little humble camera outside and try to capture some of the beauty around me. ;-P A wedding photographer! That would be so neat! :-)

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    2. Yes, I trip alllll the time. And then people are like "What did you say?" and I have to go back and say it all over again. And then it doesn't sound as good the second time around - it's lost the spontaneous feel, if you know what I mean :)

      Thank you! It makes me happy when other people appreciate my dreams - sometimes when I tell my dreams to someone they go "Oh? How . . . interesting." And then they talk about something else. So, thanks so much!!! :D

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    3. I DO know what you mean! Ah, it's a struggle. ;-P

      I think dreams are awesome. Whatever dreams you have -- if you have dreams, that's awesome. So I always strive to be interested when people tell me their dreams, because it's an honor to be let in on them. :-)

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    4. Yes! That's how I feel! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

      Okay, calming down now :P

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  5. First I must say, beautiful post, Emma! :) I just love words...*sigh*

    Some of my favorites... blossom, rustic, breeze, husks, sunset, ballad, moonlight, autumn, coffee, daisies, leaves, daydreams, writing, kiln, embroidery, love, glaze, imagination, scribbles, cursive, zephyr. And one that you used - eloquent. ;)

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    1. Faith! I LOVE YOUR LIST!!! Oh my goodness.....I'm just swooning over it right now. (Especially 'ballad' and 'husks'.) ;-D

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  6. Ahhhh, such pretty words and photos! I especially love the first one. The words you listed painted such lovely imagery!

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  7. Snicker
    Waffle
    Inordinate
    Quintessential
    Endure
    Languorous
    Yearn
    Ameliorate
    Haste
    Twee
    Waft
    Lark

    Words, words, words -- I love them!

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  8. Lark
    Waft
    Yearn
    Snicker
    Endure
    Ameliorate
    Languorous
    Swoon
    Haste

    I love words too!!! And photography :-) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You love words so much that you had to comment twice. ;-P 'Waft' and 'languorous'...ooh, those are some good ones! I'm loving how everyone is commenting with all their favorite words. It's just giving me chills. :-D

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  9. Love the background, Wemsy. I do like it better when you have a background. Your whole blog layout reminds me of pumpkins and mums and candle-scent.

    :-) Wasn't THAT poetic?!!

    ~ Naomi

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    1. Naomi, me too. I found that out. :-) Oooh, really?! That's just what I want it to be!!!

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