Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"W" is for.....

Scarlet has picked me for a meme. Gee, I had hoped that she would! Have you visited Scarlet at More Than A Feeling? If you haven't, trot your happy little buns over there. She's one neat Cuban Woman.

Here's the rules. I'm alla bout rules.

(If you would like to play, leave a comment on this post SAYING THAT YOU WANT TO PLAY and I will assign you a letter. Then post ten things you love that begin with your assigned letter on your blog. Explain the rules with your ten things and when others comment requesting a letter, assign one to them; thus, the chain continues.)

My letter is "W".

1.WORDS. Love 'em. Always have. I love the sound of them. I love finding out new ones and what they mean. They hide, you know. Some of the most beautiful ones slip shyly between the covers of books and wait there for someone to notice them. I like to discover them there, grinning up at me.

2.WRITING. Duh. It's a poetry blog. LOL. I have loved to write since I was a little bitty kid. I used to bug my father to let me use his old Royal typewriter. Then I would bang out little stories in which he was always the hero. I say bang out because I learned at Daddy's knee. He used to do some damage to those keys, for fear of a half-struck letter. He was a newspaperman. Clack clack clackety clack ding! Hi Daddy. I hope they've got a good daily up in Heaven!

3.WIT. Make me laugh and I'll follow you anywhere. There is also a play and movie called "Wit." It's about a college professor who is an expert on John Donne. She becomes terminally ill with cancer and comes to regret her isolated life. Near the end, her mentor offers to read Donne to her. She opts for Margaret Wise Brown's "The Runaway Bunny" instead. It is the greatest book ever written. If you haven't read it, borrow it from any three-year-old. Trust me on this.

4.WOOLLY SOCKS. It's February. I live in Michigan. I carry the mail. Nuff said?

5.WOODS. I find peace there, always. My father (Hi again Daddy!) loved to walk in the woods and would take me with him. It's a sweet and holy place. Crunch step crunch shuffle crunch sigh. yeah.

6.WISTFULNESS Well, you've read my poetry, right? RIGHT? Oh for Goddess sake. (head in hands). Well, here's the Cliff's Notes...it seems to me there is always something quite wonderful and lovely just around the next corner, or the last. It involves kisses, roses, a parting...and perhaps, standing on a stone bridge, watching the water float lazily by, underneath.

7.WINDOWS. No, Eggbert, not the operating system for computers. I mean glass ones, letting the light in, or out as the case may be. Windows with window seats just perfect for cats to nap or girls to read. Yellow windows, seen from outside, at evening. Tall windows, little windows, windows with glass so old that it has little ripples all through it. Frosted glass, and bevelled glass. Melissa Etheridge singing, Come to my window, I'll be home soon. Windows.

8.WOOF WOOFS. I love dogs. They love me. We are on the same level. Bosco and Molly are the head dogs around my house. They make sure no animals jump out of the television and attack their Mom. Molly especially dislikes televised llamas. Beats me, you'd have to ask her.

9.WOOFERS. When my Daddy died, (Hi again Daddy! Gee, I love ya!) he left me a small amount of money, and I bought a nice stereo with it. I like it. It has a super woofer you can turn on. I can sing Come tooo my windowwwwww, I'll be home soooooooon, as I do the dishes and shake my happy little ass. My father would have hated it. He would have said, turn that thing down! Ha!

10.HOME.(Note: it has been pointed out that this is not a "W" word. I blame this on agitators. LOL, I can be SUCH a birdbrain sometimes! Oh well, details baby! Onward...) I love my little house, it is my safe haven and my refuge. The dogs live here with me and they allow me on the couch and everything! My friend Kelly Dickson says that my father floats around, keeping an eye on me. When I leave for work each morning I say, "Bye, Daddy!" He was a neat guy. I hope they have Royal typewriters in Heaven. And books, lots of books. He'd love that. But not too much music. Boom boom boom, it's that beat, it gives me a headache, he'd say. Oh Daddy. Not a disco king, are ya? But I love you, I do. Even when you're a grumpy old bear. Clack, clack, ding! Oh look! Your wings!
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19 comments:

Shadow said...

i love your wistful!!! oh and how does home start with w....

steveroni said...

"Well, g'nite, guys, I gotta go WOME"

Shay, I loved the ongoing conversation you had with your Daddy, bringing continuity into your WWWWWords (and one "H"!) List.

Thank you

Fireblossom said...

Silly Wabbits. I meant my "wesidence." LOL, geez, it was three in the morning, give me a break! The dogs had got me up to be let out. But at any hour, I'm a little wetarded.

Debbie said...

I love the home explanation! That is great.
Good list.

Fireblossom said...

Thanks, Debbie! The only "W" word that was left anyway was "wankel rotary engine" and i have nothing to say about that. ;-)

Kristin H. said...

You had me wello. I mean hello. I mean words...and windows...and woods....

You're super.

Mama Zen said...

I think "W" is the perfect letter for you. Well, almost!

Fireblossom said...

Wello, Kristin lol. Aw, you're sweet.

Oh shut up, Mama Zen LOL! I can't help it if I don't know my alphabet! Hehe.

Scarlet said...

You rebel girl...playing loud music your daddy wouldn't like and adding an "H" word to your "W's." I knew you'd break the rules. ;)

I love your list! I weally do. I'd love for it to be cool enough to wear wooly socks in Miami!

Have fun with your woof woofs and keep shaking your happy little ass in the kitchen!

Pam said...

excellent list!
and welcome.
Pammie

Lil Bit said...

Your writing of wistful words is wonderful!!! =)

Great "W" list ... 'specially WINDOWS!

I'd ask for a letter, but I've actually had plans to do my own "alphabet soup" for months now & just haven't gotten around to it... Maybe I should start working on that, huh? ;)

david mcmahon said...

What a wonderful post, on so many levels.

Love your choice of the subject ``words''.

The Unbreakable Child said...

Love all your W's .
M for music, loves your songs too. Nice. Very.

Poutalicious said...

First I love onomatopoeia and you used it well in this post. Who cares if home doesn't start with "w" it works for me! Quick story; I loved my daddy who now is in a better place. On my last birthday I was sitting at a red light and looked in my rear view mirror and the man driving in the car behind me had my daddy's face morphed on him and told me happy birthday. I tell everyone who will listen that story. Suffice it to say I agree with David on this being good on many levels. It's a winner.

T said...

Oh this was WONDERFUL, and you are just so WISE with your WORDS!!:))

Bren said...

I have been following your blog for a while now... till I offically signed on! You are amazingly creative! THANK YOU For sharing your talent on the blogger.
Warm Wishes from my garden in the midwest.

vicariousrising said...

I love how you turned your list into an ode to your dad. And when a home is a good one, it includes all the letters of the alphabet. Mine does that too.

Jannie Funster said...

I like the woods too and windows and woofers.

Fireblossom said...

Oh I will, Scarlet. I've keep up with the Cuban women, you know! ;-)

Thank you, Pam, and thanks for visiting Word Garden!

What's te matter LB? Been a little tied up lately? Hehe.

Thanks, David. Always a treat to see you here. ;-)

UC, I'm so glad you liked the list and the music. I debated long and long about whether to add the music, but i like it, and other people seem to, too.

oOo, Pouty, I just love such stories. I think that's so neat!

Thank you, T! I had meant to add Weebles. You know, "Weebles wobble but they never fall down"? But i forgot!

Bren, so glad to have you here! Welcome! And hey, it wont be so very long before gardening time again, will it?

Thanks, Vicarious! He was a pretty neat guy.

Hehe, how did I know Miss Music herself would like the woofers?