Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Itch Returns

That would be the itch to write, of course. Some interesting prompts have thrust their flamboyant verbosity in my face and begged me to play with them. As always, having an image to go with them is quite helpful. In no particular order, I give you . . .

Sehnsucht: An inconsolable longing in the human heart, for we know not what. A yearning for a far, familiar, non-earthly land one can identify as one's home. (If you'd like to see a larger version of any of these photos, click on them to "make it so".)


Eleutheromania: An intense and irresistible desire for freedom.


Solivagant: To wander alone.


Coddiwomple: To travel in a purposeful manner toward a vague destination.


Thus my mind goes, and fills the hours.





21 comments:

  1. Serindipity is at play. A friend sent me coddiwomple a few days ago - and I told her I don't do anything purposefully.
    We do have a rich, varied (and weird) language to play with.

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    1. And such beautifully strange words to craft a quartet of tales from.

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  2. All of those are words I have never heard before. The images with them are amazing, love that first one in particular.

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    1. When I spotted the first image I thought it was a painting until I looked more closely; talk about life imitating art!

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  3. Glad it's THAT itch and not one of those others! Can't wait to read more... And thanks for introducing me to this song. New to me and really powerful!

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    1. Shhh, we don't talk about those itches, lol.

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  4. They could sure spur one on. That last one just makes me cold lol

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    1. Same here Pat, but it certainly grabs one's attention.

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  5. Those are interesting prompts, the words and the photos.

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  6. You have done a wonderful job of finding obscure images for obscure words!

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    1. As EC said in her comment, a friend shared coddiwomple with me, which sent me on a merry chase!

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  7. All i can think of is i bet that woman's fanny is cold

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    1. I've no doubt she had plenty of people volunteering to warm her fanny, lol.

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  8. i love collecting words like these - Pinterest is a good source, and I like the photos you have chosen to go with them.

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  9. I'm glad the itch returned...I hope it remains.

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C'mon, be cranky and let 'er rip!