Friday, 1 January 2010

In awe of words


They're great aren't they? Words? I know since a lot of people who read this blog are fellow writers that you will probably agree but I've been thinking about them a lot today. You see, maybe I should be embarrassed to admit this, but I've rediscovered the humble wordsearch....you know the ones, a list of words to find in a grid of letters? I used to do them as a child with my Grandma and Auntie Ivy (wonderful memories) and so when I had a long train journey ahead of me a couple of weeks ago I thought I'd relive my youth and buy a book of them from the newsagent on the station platform.


As it happened I didn't open it all the way there. It snowed and the scenery was far too beautiful to miss out on on (as was the rather good looking chap who sat opposite me!) and so the book remained closed. However, I now have it by my bed (the book that is, not the handsome young man!)and have taken to doing at least one puzzle every night before I go to sleep. I wish I'd done it years ago. It's so relaxing and has really opened my eyes to the 'world of words' again. It's so easy to take them forgranted.


I don't know about you but I can't just get into bed and sleep....I could once but I think there is too much going around my head at the moment. It doesn't switch off that easily and words really are the way of quietening it down and focusing on something.....on slowing down and relaxing. Most nights this involves a mixture of a wordsearch and then a chapter of whichever book I am reading. It works a treat. But I now find myself in pure wonderment of words.....aren't they fantabulous?!

5 comments:

Chynna said...

I love words too. And I LOVE wordsearches! I was reintroduced to them with Jaimie. She got a few from school. (They're GREAT for helping her with visual discrimination.)

Great post! =)

PS: Thanks for your wonderful comment about our Wii situation. I LOVE the Wii fit too.

Love,
Chynna
www.lilywolfwords.ca
www.lilywolfwords.blogspot.com

Debs said...

I've always loved word searches too. I can never go straight to sleep and end up having to trying think of plots for short stories or something to lull my brain in to relaxing.

Carol Anne Strange said...

Words are wonderful and can weave for the greater good. Bright wishes to you, Jayne, for 2010. I hope the year brings all that you wish for. Love xx

Suzanne Jones said...

Absolutley, couldn't agree more.

XX

Jayne said...

Chynna - Harry sometimes brings wordsearches home too. Fun homework!

Debs - now there's an idea....although I'd end up having wo write the ideas down and wake myself up even more!

Carol - thank you :) Here's to a positive, magical year to you too. I hope we can finally meet up for that tea and cake at some point! x

Suzanne - YAY!!! :)