Over at A to Z the word is “hustle.” I’m feeling that. My Janus phrase for today is hold up which can mean to support or aid, or to hinder or impede.
Such a busy day
I’ll need to make a list a to-do list to keep everything straight to keep me on track I need to be sturdy never wobble stay grounded to hold her dishes while she stares out the window at the mountain and waves to hold up her elbows as she holds her head I need to be vast never completely covered to have space for her projects her work, and her whims constantly rotating around my head one side of the runner to the other I need to avoid banging into her knees or feet as she tends to bounce and bruise easily and I don’t feel a thing I need to avoid spills as today is too busy for mopping up or changing my cloth but the most important thing I need to do today is be supportive she needs me to be here for her standing straight in quiet patience and not hold her up in any way because today is a very busy day
When I went to Sweden as an exchange student at thirteen, I had already been playing piano for eight years. Imagine my surprise to find that their scales had an H note. Mind- warping alternate reality.
half-step the smallest distance possible between two notes
harmony (from dictionary.com)
any simultaneous combination of tones.
the simultaneous combination of tones, especially when blended into chords pleasing to the ear; chordal structure, as distinguished from melody and rhythm.
the science of the structure, relations, and practical combination of chords.
I went to dictionary.com and typed in ekphrastic to explore the word further than my general understanding, and nothing came up, so I took a look at the entry for Ekphrasis on Wikipedia. It didn’t add a lot to my understanding of ekphrastic poetry, but I did like some of the phrases in the description such as: illuminative liveliness and rhetorical vividness. So today, I will attempt to approach liveliness and vividness with my words.