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!


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!


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