Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Z is for Zephyr

Do you know what a Zephyr is?

I didn't. I kind of assumed it was a mythical beast of some sort and then, of course, I had to drop by my dear friend Mr. Webster and investigate all possible definitions in the depths of his basement of top-secret knowledge.

In case that makes no sense, I was talking about a dictionary. Yep.

A Zephyr is a spring wind, said to bring either hope or doom, depending on the one who calls it. There's something a bit romantic about that, when I think of sailor wives and their husbands going out to sea, where the women would wait and watch the sky. There's always that classic image of a lone wife staring out into the wildness of blue sky and sea, the wind blowing her hair 'round and her face with some mask of expression that could never be captured in words.

Zephyr. I'd think that's why they couldn't put it into words, after all, if you didn't know the word existed, then obviously you couldn't use it. In addition, if you didn't know it existed, then how on earth could you paint it? How do you even capture one?

I don't know. Haven't got a clue. But I do like the thought and I'm turning it over and over in my head.

Cheers to a great week!

Oh and a quick note (since I'm a bit lazy to start two blog posts in one night!) I'm starting up my 12 Stories of Christmas run again. Last year, I managed to crank out 7 original pieces themed to favorite holiday songs during winter break before I had to start the Spring semester. Some were light, contemporary pieces, others held a definite fantasy twist to it. It was fun, it was wild and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process, enough that I want to do it again. If you have a song request you'd like me to storify, I'm taking them from now until Dec 29th, 2011. ~_^  Let me know in the comments below!


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Songs used in 2010: 
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
Ghosts of Christmas Eve
Mary, Did You Know?
I'll Be Home For Christmas
Peace On Earth
Away In A Manger
One Toy Soldier
Hard Candy Christmas


Rita Garcia said...

Hmmm, Zephyr? I like it!

For a story, the first song that popped into my crazy mind is: "All I want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth." Thankfully, I still have my two front teeth--so not sure where this came from.
Huge HUGs for a fabulous friend!

Diana Lesire Brandmeyer said...

Now I'm turning it around and around in my head!

melody-mae said...

and the first one that comes to mind, is 'Jingle Bells' but, Amy Grant's 'Tender Tennessee Christmas is one our families all time favorites. :)

Niki Turner said...

Zephyr... a wind or breeze. Sometimes indicative of inspiration.
Yep sometimes that zephyr arrives on a heavy wind.

Shelley Ledfors said...

What a cool Z word. . .zephyr. I had heard the word, but couldn't have told what it meant. Thanks for telling me! For Christmas songs, when I was teaching, a student brought in a CD that had a really cute kids' song on it I hadn't heard before called "I'm Gettin Nuttin for Christmas".