A Word Between Us

images My ears, what’s left of them, perked up when I was referred to as whimsical, a word you don’t hear often…an adjective meaning: easygoing and playful, carefree and quaint.  Outlandish, unconventional and quirky…marching to the beat of a different drummer.

Someone you’ll surely remember.

I liked being called that since it reflects my lighter side…the soft cotton rather than rough corduroy…the reversible me…happy as opposed to moody, brandishing a breezy brightness…airy, fresh – well-ventilated, glad just to be style.

Whimsy is the noun…she has a lot of whimsy in her, that Susannah.  You just never know what’s she’s gonna do.  It suggests humor, fun and a lightness of being.

I also like how it sounds… the way it rolls off your tongue like a peppermint Lifesaver.

Now I know why, when Bill Hicks was bored, he’d read the dictionary.  Way before computers and iPads, he had a HUGE Webster he kept by his bed.  I’d often get a call with him crooning, “Hey, isn’t this a mother-fuckin great word?”

When I can’t sleep, like now, I take out my own Webster’s with pages folded, some dog-eared and falling out, to search for a word that inspires.  There’s something about the weight of it on my lap that outshines a Google search.

You can’t always count on one coming your way when you’re standing in a grocery line and someone looks at the bright, yellow laces in your old beat-up Chucks and says…how delightfully whimsical you are.

He was around 90 with a cane featuring a bear’s head with its mouth open.  Takes whimsy to know whimsy, said this wry, whimsical thin girl.

SB

 

 

 

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About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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19 Responses to A Word Between Us

  1. micklively says:

    Whimsy is a good word. c/w dilettante? (both very woody)

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  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    Yes, a great word, Susannah. And how apt it has been used to describe you!

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    • I look like a pinata when I get up, tossing on whatever in my early morning travel, so at least visually it fits. You should have seen him…plaid pants, an open-collared short, like he was Vic Damone. He also smelled like he swallowed an arbor of limes. There’s always somebody to write about Skinny, isn’t there?

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  3. Elle Knowles says:

    Love the word whimsical! I’d say it probably fits you to a tee Susannah. ~Elle

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  4. I love words. I used to challenge my students to best me. I would choose a 12-15 letter word and we would all make as many 1-15 letter words as we could. The Scrabble Dictionary was the final word. They had 5 days. Prizes were given and I seldom lost. But, I did at times. It was great.
    Now, I play “Words With Friends” on Facebook. If you wish, challenge me Scott Vannatter (from Indiana). Might be fun. And I love playing against beautiful women, especially whimsical ones. 🙂

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  5. I love those two words, whimsical and whimsy. And I also loved your description of how it sounds… “Rolls off your tongue like a peppermint Lifesaver.” That’s wonderful, Susannah, and I think it’s an app description of you. :O)

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  6. I think you have a nice sense of whimsy about you. :o)

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  7. As long as every ass out there knows you can switch from whimsy to badass with a baguette in a flash if necessary. Hoping today will be a one that let’s your whimsy shine on!

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  8. Your phrase “the reversible me” really struck me. Beautiful metaphor. Never stop being whimsical, Susannah.

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