For Stream of Consciousness Saturday we have the following prompt. Thanks, Linda!
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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “your favorite word.” Decide on your favorite word and use it in your post any way you’d like. Enjoy!
I’ve been thinking way long about what my favorite word could be. So many great words. There are short and long words, funny and serious words, words I know the meaning of and some I have no idea.
But anyway, I could say ‘words’ is my favorite word, except it’s evident when I say my favorite word, you’ll see …
Books have all the words. I’ve loved reading books forever, and the more the better. I don’t ever want to run out of books. I need a book to read at all times. I can’t just sit and stare at the wall. I like all kinds of subjects and kinds of books. Some are super favorites I’ll read over and over, and some are good and some are not so good. I’ll give any book a fair chance.
I read pretty fast, and go through quite a few in a short time. Just this past day or so I had the Mr. go out into the shed to bring in more books. There were several big plastic tubs of books. He’d already brought in two, which I finished all the books in them, but there were several more out there.
He dragged in a couple, but oh no – they were all ‘his’ books, the kind he likes. So he had to go back and get ‘my’ boxes of books. He brought in one, but there’s another one still out there. I’ll read all the ones I’ve got, which will seem new, since it’s been a few years they’ve been stowed away. Then, he’ll bring in the next big load. yay!
I’ll be busy reading all the words in all the books! 🙂
So, I was thinking about this word. The more I looked at it and said it to myself and out loud, the weirder it sounded.
Where did this word come from, and why do books always have them? I’ve read books forever and it’s true. Some books actually divide up parts into chapters and say so right there on the page. Other don’t say it’s a new chapter – just have the word one or two or whatever, and others just have some space before starting new thoughts.
When a kid is learning to like and read books, they start with a picture book. That’s pretty simple. Then they have a few short words to read, gradually adding more. Later they graduate to books with chapters. From what I’ve heard, this is a big deal for kids, to begin reading chapter books. We never called it that when I was a kid, though. Guess we didn’t call it anything.
Now, where did this word come from? I’ll google it.
When was the word chapter invented?
The first known use of chapter was in the 13th century
English word chapter comes from Proto-Indo-European *kaput-, and later Proto-Italic *kaput (Head.)
Well, that was a trip down the rabbit hole of information. Interesting, but too much to list here. Look it up if you want to.
Still, when I think of the word chapter, I think of having chapped hands. It always happens in the fall and winter, no matter how much lotion I use.
Also, I think of cowboys wearing chaps while riding their horses.
These have nothing to do with books and chapters, though.
I like chapters in books. It gives us a place to take a break from reading if you need to. Or an excuse to keep reading as in ‘just one more chapter’ …
Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “close eyes and point.” When you’re ready to write your post, open a book, a newspaper, or whatever is handy and close your eyes and point. Whatever word or picture your finger lands on, make that the basis of your SoCS/JusJoJan post. Enjoy!
Today’s SOCS is a fun one! See above prompt, and if you want to join in, see details, and read other entries, just click the above link. Thanks, Linda! 🙂
That is the random word I pointed to in the book I’m currently reading. It’s from a past chapter I’d read from the book, “The Golden Buddha”, by Clive Cussler.
You could say I’ve been bingeing on books by this author for the past month or so. I’ve read about 20 so far. They are really good.
So, the word … boss …
Over the years I had a lot of different jobs, so had a lot of bosses. Most all were good ones. I never had a problem with any of them. They were just there at the job place, and since the workers already knew what their job was, we just got going on them each day. I mostly did office type work, and a time or two did other things.
Probably the worst boss I ever had was myself! I tried selling Avon door to door. I was a bad boss and a bad salesperson. haha! 🙂
Paula has given us this new challenge, called Six Degrees. We are to connect six things together in some way using whatever form we want, such as poems, TV shows, movies, and books.
Sounded fun to try, and this is my attempt. It was harder than it looked at first glance. Hope this works. Enjoy!
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This book, “The Lost”, by Sarah Beth Durst, is about a woman who drives off into the desert and gets lost in a strange other worldly place.
This is sort of the same thing with this TV series, “Lost”, except these people are on an airplane that crashes on a lost island, where strange other worldly things happen. It stars Matthew Fox.
Now this song, “Sky Pilot”, by Eric Burdon & the Animals, shows airplanes and helicopters, and war. The sky pilots are the chaplains who try to give hope and solace to the soldiers, and maybe save them, at least from despair. This may be what the people of the island in “Lost” need to get out of this weird world they’ve found themselves in.
The passengers of “Lost” divide up into different factions, with disagreements, and fighting. Some don’t like the Matthew Fox character being the leader, so could be he’s on the run, and that’s where this song ties in?
“Fox on the Run”, by Sweet.
The characters hope and pray for rescue and an end to the fighting and hopelessness of their situation on the island.
Jewel sings, “Who Will Save Your Soul”.
Are the people on the lost island real, or is it all in their imagination … or maybe a parallel universe they find themselves in. Only time will tell. In the meantime they are, as the title of this (my favorite book) shows, they are “Lost Souls” (by Poppy Z. Brite).