Patsie McCandless

word fun

January 3, 2019
May your day be brillish!

I love the Jabberwocky words of Lewis Carol in Alicie in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass:
“Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;

All mimsy were the borogoves,

And the mome raths outgrabe.”

I have always thought of ‘brillig’ as ‘bright’ or sunny’ – but it sounded too harsh for my liking. So for “Dearie’s Dictionary” in Becoming Jesse, I changed it to ‘brillish’ – shining, brilliant! clever! like YOU!



Music

January 2, 2019
Music ‘plays’ with you – humming through you and your day. Music ‘plays’ with you, in songs, symphonies and streamings. Music ‘plays’ with you in pure fun. The image series I used for this Music Quote illustrates just one way that music shapes our enjoyment: in the cartoon figures of a rascally rabbit, a sincere frog and his companions, a piano-playing boy and his wise little dog, a cat-and-mouse game that never ends, and a world re-knowned mouse and his dog. From Rossini Overtures like ‘William Tell’, to Liszt’s ‘Hungarian Rhapsodies’, and Brahms ‘Hungarian Dances’, cartoons – and we – never had it so good! Play on!

Inspiration

January 1, 2019
We are all the stuff of stars. All born with our magic. Our Light. It is you. The very bliss-t of you! Step into your Light. You be you. Begin! Shine! Yes! Make a joyful noise! New! New thoughts… creating new words… creating every act… creating life. Your life. Yes! Create! Sparkle! Begin!

Patsie McCandless