Lone Words

Perhaps it is done out of a sense of mischief.

Or a moment of inspiration.

Maybe it is sending a message.

Or is just a desire to leave something behind.

But lone words written on walls or on the sky

can mean so much.

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15 thoughts on “Lone Words

  1. I agree with Sel and with Slamdunk. I’m happy to say that is a compliment I ‘ve received many times in my life, the fact that I give compliments freely (but always truthful) and try to make someone’s day by doing so. LOVELY post Sel, perfect!

    Hugs to you and to Slamdunk (love your blog name!!!) G 🙂

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  2. Some years ago, I saw, written on a wall, the one word ‘THINK!’ … under which someone else had written ‘or thwim’!

    And, I once saw on the Ops Room bulletin board the one word ‘REMEMBER!’

    Me: ‘Remember what?’
    Ops Officer: ‘Dunno! I’ve forgotten!’

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  3. Hi SLAMDUNK:
    I completely agree. A compliment has so much power to do good and brighten someone’s day. And it takes no effort to deliver!

    Hi GERALDINE:
    It is a lovely thing to be able to do – giving compliments. Only the most special people can do it with ease. 😀

    Hi JENNIFER:
    I think it’s what the word conjures up that sticks with you. Those words really got me thinking and I felt uplifted!

    Hi GABRIELLE:
    That was a skywriter over our place last weekend. He was probably advertising something but I prefer to think he was providing inspiration to the masses!

    Hi TRAVELRAT:
    Hahaha. Good one. Think or Thwim is one of my favourites 😆

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  4. I agree Selma- I don’t know why they are written, but I’m glad they are! Words like that can change one’s life 🙂

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  5. Lone words are great in that we can project whatever meaning we want onto them. …and the synchronicity of it all is really pretty thought provoking.

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  6. There would be few Australians over the age of 40 who would not have seen ‘Eternity’ written in the most unlikely places. thousnads were written on footpaths and walls.
    From Wiki. “Arthur Malcolm Stace (9 February 1884 – 30 July 1967), otherwise known as Mr. Eternity, was an Australian reformed alcoholic who converted to Christianity and spread his form of gospel by writing the word “Eternity'” in chalk on footpaths in Sydney over a period of approximately 35 years”. That record will be hard ot beat!

    PS. I put the ‘Taliban Dancer’ play on ‘Pool’, under my Pool pseudonym Drof Yar, but have decided to post it on my own blog scene by scene (6) starting maybe this week. I’ll be interested in what you think.

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  7. I like to think someone was inspired to leave a piece of them behind for others in whatever medium they have to work with. I’ve never seen sky writing like that – gorgeous.

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  8. SORRY ABOUT THE LATE REPLY TO THESE COMMENTS. THOUGHT I’D REPLY ANYWAY EVEN THOUGH IT’S LATE….

    HI LUA:
    A single word holds so much power. I really like novels with one-word titles. You don’t see them that often but they always grab me. A well-placed solitary word can really make a difference.

    Hi BRIAN:
    It’s true. Those words sent me off on a tangent. I thought about them for days!

    Hi TIPOTA:
    It is very mysterious. It’s as if I was meant to see them in the same week. Maybe the gods are trying to tell me something….

    Hi STEPH:
    Oh, right on. The synchronicity still gives me a little jolt. It makes me believe there is much more to this life than we can see on the surface!

    Hi STAFFORD:
    Oh yeah. And they always seem to put ETERNITY on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in lights for New Year’s Eve. I like it. A friend of mine very cynically says they should put the word MONEY up in lights instead – she is a-weary of this old town – but I think ETERNITY might just suggest Sydney still has a little bit of soul left. There’s always hope, right?

    Hi AINE:
    Wasn’t that skywriting amazing? We get a few of them around here but usually they are advertising something like a car or an event. I still don’t know what IMAGINE was about.

    Hi TIMOTEO:
    So right. You could live your life very well by adopting the philosophy behind those words. As they say – words to live by…

    Hi TRAVELRAT:
    Anarchy in the UK, eh? Sorry, I couldn’t resist 😆

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