Monday, March 02, 2009

ten words.


I so enjoyed Susannah’s post of ten favorite words starting with a random letter that I asked her if she would please send me one of my own. She very kindly - and I suspect unknowingly - selected one quite special to me.

Here is my list of ten favorite words that start with the letter R and little about why:

Riley: my son’s name. This, my favorite creature, my goofball, my joy with a name that suits him so perfectly…the reason I wear a tiny diamond “R” in the second piercing of my left earlobe. It is never removed.

Radiant: a word that holds so much warmth and glinty shimmery promise. I believe it to be one of the highest possible compliments one could give or receive.

Redolent: to me this word holds a more lusty fragrant type of memory than perhaps the more melancholy one of its close cousin, reminiscent. It should be used so much more in the every day.

Robust: and hearty and big and wide and brimming over with abundance.

Rhythmic: I am. My person, my moods, my music… oh yes, always, always me and my music.

Rhapsodic: with absolute abandon, head thrown back, a smile that fills all the world with light.

Raconteur: oh, to be considered “a person who is skilled in relating stories and anecdotes interestingly.” This is on my list of things I would like to be remembered for one day.

Risqué: You know it. As often as possible without going beyond the boundaries of good taste…just throw in a little subtlety and you’re golden.

Rendezvous: this word just makes me want to throw a few favorite pieces in a big floppy bag and leap on the next flight to some warm salty breezy location that I have not yet experienced.

Resilience: had I not already decided long ago to one day be ashes scattered into the sea, this one would be engraved on my headstone.

More noteworthy R words (so hard to narrow to ten): rankle, rapport, reckless, reconnoiter, repudiate, raucous, ruche, rubbish, rooftop, ruminate, rigmarole, rumpus, romantic, requite, rejuvenescence, razzmatazz…

I’ll happily pass on the favor of sending you a letter of your own should you ask. Alternatively, you can stick your finger on any random page and use the one closest to your fingertip just like Susannah did.


Blogger kristen said...

so lovely!

your post inspires and yes please, a letter.

10:15 AM  
Anonymous Susannah said...

Mmm, this was a really juicy list of words - R was perfect for you :) x

(razzmatazzzz.... love)

11:00 AM  
Blogger Mrs. B. said...

What a great great grrreat post.
I'd love a letter. ;)

3:15 PM  
Blogger RW said...

I would like to play too.
Please pick a letter for me.

3:42 PM  
Blogger LeS said...

ooo, fun! thank you all...letters have been sent. keep the requests coming and do let us know when you've posted yours :)

8:09 PM  
Blogger curious girl (lisa) said...

love this list! I would like a letter, please.

3:44 AM  
Blogger kristen said...

i've posted mine, although i'm quite certain i broke the rules. (-;

4:42 AM  
Blogger curious girl (lisa) said...

breaking the rules: another favorite "b".

my list is up. this was fun.

2:58 PM  
Blogger Heather, said...

well, that would be a fun treat, to receive a letter. yes, please.

8:45 PM  
Blogger LeS said...

this was great fun and your lists were fantastic! perhaps we should play another round in the future? :)

8:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrighty-oh, right-on, write-on and on and on.... jj.

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and rerax... the best "word verification" I've ever seen!!

rerax, man.

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Helloooo... what about Rebecca?! Keep that spirit, you are searching in spots I never dreamed of. I love you Esha!

7:07 PM  

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