These are A Few of My Favorite…. Words


 Sounds Right

This is clearly subjective, but some words really sound like the thing they describe (personal favorites: puffin; bulbous; fidgeting).

All of us love to express ourselves and the English language has no dearth of words  for us to do that with. Yet all of us have our little words that talk to us in a language of their own. These words are like brand recall – an instant recall of exactly what we want to say or hear springs to our mind on reading or hearing that word. Or perhaps there it brings to our mind the person who uses them most often or a happy memory or even a sad one, for that matter.

If I were to list a few, what would they be? 

“Comfort level”- it immediately makes me think of friendship, security , a warm blanket in winter , a cool glass of lemonade in summer, dark sinful chocolate at midnight and a dear dear friend to share it with.

“Bubbly” – used to describe a personality invariably conjures up the image of a bright smile , peals of laughter and twinkling eyes…

“Sustain” –  to me,is  nurturing and a sense of ‘forever’…

“Radiance” – on a face speaks to me of inner beauty that lasts and lasts and reflects on a beloved face…

“Love” – an universal favorite I’m sure, used to describe the feelings of  a new mother with a babe in her arms to a lover’s passionate declaration to a wistful remembrance of a past love.

“Sunshine”- brings to my mind an image of brightness and happiness- a lovely nickname for someone you love

“Mellifluous”-  strains of a favorite “nightingale” singing a golden oldie.

‘Poignant” –  a rich word filled with suppressed pain, always there but never expressed – evocative and descriptive.

“Gloomy”- speaks of impending doom, darkness and death.

“Multi-tasker”  sounds just right for today’s woman from the boardroom to the bedroom. 

“Moley”- a special endearment in Malayalam an Indian language


P.S. I would love hearing your favorite words… that “sound just right”….any takers? Please add them in the comments below

Word Magic
Word Magic

13 thoughts on “These are A Few of My Favorite…. Words

  1. rajivkrishnan57 August 8, 2014 / 8:00 pm

    And you are a true concoction of all these words put together except ‘gloomy’. Your thoughts personify the one & only “you”.


    • ripplesnreflectiontimes August 9, 2014 / 10:46 am

      Thanks for taking the time to read…n I agree it’s a great word. ..esp as far as the prompt ‘sounding right’ goes….


  2. Soul n Spirit August 10, 2014 / 11:05 pm

    So mant words and so many beautiful interpretations shared by you. …..enjoyed reading fantabulous post

    Liked by 1 person

    • ripplesnreflectiontimes August 11, 2014 / 1:29 am

      Thanks Rashmi…. but then you are always generous with your comments! Am in a bit of a problem. My new post on second opinion is not linking to the daily prompt…boo hoo… unable to resolve the problem…good mite…


      • Soul n Spirit August 11, 2014 / 1:35 am

        Faced similar problem during linking my Soulmates with poetry collaboration……….Marie told me about technical problems people are facing world wide. It will be linked soon.


      • Soul n Spirit August 11, 2014 / 1:40 am

        Haha Guess ? following you…….. just scribbling random thoughts


  3. Anita August 13, 2014 / 8:26 am

    This is impressive and very you….Keep the juices flowing…..


    • ripplesnreflectiontimes August 13, 2014 / 9:25 am

      Oh…wow! That’s a lovely thing to say. Am going a tad slow. .. I think I have been too prolific these past 2 weeks!


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