Saturday, 19 March 2016

Breathe in the sky


Sorry there are some serious errors in this. I have now fixed the problem with my typewriter.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

No, I'll never, never breakaway from you...

I have a love of foreign words and phrases. The way language is structured interests me, particularly the things that don't translate. There are words and phrases for states, emotions and feelings which exist in the world because it was important to that culture.
Here are a few that I like...

La Douleur exquise - this is a tragic French phrase which means the heart wrenching pain of wanting someone you can't have. Specifically  the pain is of the unrequited party. 

Saudade - this one is Portuguese. It means a longing for someone that you love who is lost.


Another French one, a popular one, la petit mort. It means literally the little death. It is used to mean an orgasm, or more appropriately, the point of spiritual release. It is often linked to blacking out or the notion of a temporary death while your spirit exits your body. 


I heard a song on tv earlier that I haven't heard in ages. It's so upbeat it just makes you want to dance.  The lyrics are unhappy though if you listen. It's called Break-a-way by Irma Thomas. 


I think I will spend the rest of the evening writing.

Premonition


One of the many things that swirl around my brain. I felt impulsive and creative yesterday so I sat at my typewriter and wrote. Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Brief Encounter

" I love you. I love your wide eyes, the way you smile, your shyness, and the way you laugh at my jokes" 
Have you ever seen Brief Encounter?
Today I took myself off for a day trip to the station where some of it was filmed. The refreshments room. 



Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Crazy for you...

I love words. They have the power to unleash such emotions. The meaning of the word plays a part but the structure and phonetics are what transform the mundane into the spectacular. Instead of 'just joking' you were just 'being facetious'.
So I thought I'd stretch the mental bandwidth and learn some new ones. All low frequency.

Here is a selection that I recently learned;

  • Lachrymose  - tearful, weepy
  • Zeitgeist - spirit of the times 
  • Modicum - A small amount 
  • Schadenfreude - pleasure from another's misfortune 
And a word that I already knew (#15year-oldme) but didn't know the definition;

Evanescence - lasting a short time.

And I think I will end with a quote. One of my all time favourites by a great writer, Salman Rushdie. Although he expresses his feelings about literature I think you could use his words to describe other expressive art forms just as accurately.

"The liveliness of literature lies in it's exceptionality, in being the individual, idiosyncratic vision of one human being, in which, to our delight and great surprise, we may find our own vision reflected"

Also a song, because recently I've been feeling a bit grey. It's Madonna, Queen everlasting. This song came to mind after listening to change of heart by the 1975. So here she is with 'crazy for you'.