Saturday, 6 September 2008

One word - what would it be?

I'm painting panels on Wez's wall - two down and three to go. Wez & Annie designed them. I started wondering if I was to paint one word on my wall, what would it be? I considered 'grace' and 'hope' and then remembered that the welcome word I chose for my mobile phone was 'jump!'


It's a word full of energy, movement and emotion. You can't jump without feeling - it stirs you up physically, mentally and emotionally. It's joyful and, also like me, it's about rolling up your sleeves and getting on with the job.


So what would your word be? And why?

9 comments:

Coastcard said...

I have two words in mind for my (dry stone) wall. I'm greedy, you see, and cannot quite decide which of them fits my mood better! The words are:

Manifold ... and ... Bountiful.

Feel free to take your pick. I love the name of the Manifold Valley in the Peak District. Both these words conjure up for me a sense of lush green pastures and benevolent hills.

Susan Richardson said...

My favourite word of the moment is 'archipelago'. It's quite a guttural word (which would usually put me off!) but the vowels give it a mellifluous quality somehow... plus it fills my mind with images of isolated islands dotting the sea.

gingatao said...

Hello

Mistlethrush said...

G - A one-word post - like your style! And Hello to you too.

S - I like this one for all the same reasons. Instead of painting retro patterns on Wez's walls, I think I'd prefer to be painting a string of islands. But it's not my room....

C - Two great words there - make us recognise how much we have to be grateful for even before we get out of bed.

Coastcard said...

A fun exercise! I hope you get a few more suggestions ...

Anonymous said...

Halcyon would be my word, evoking skies of shimmering blue with sunsets of golden red - but fleeting views only of course!

The desperate mallard

Mistlethrush said...

Hi Desperate Mallard! Welcome - and thanks for making me smile!

Halcyon sunsets - would set one up for a peaceful night's sleep. Like it.

Maybe if I painted a bright sunrise on a certain young man's wall and "cock-a-doodle-doo" it might help get him out of bed earlier.... but I doubt it!

Dominic Rivron said...

I quite like CRIPES! It doesn't get enough use these days:)

Mistlethrush said...

Dominic - yes that is a blast from the past! A polite expletive as I recall - and it's not made Wikipedia- yet....

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