Monday, October 12, 2009

Two things

Firstly, the new weekword! It is history. I know, I know. It seems like such a boring word, especially if you are like me. I fully agree with Jane Austen's character Catherine Morland, when she laments:

"History, real solemn history, I cannot be interested in ... I read it a little as a duty; but it tells me nothing that does not either vex or weary me. The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars and pestilences in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and hardly any women at all - it is very tiresome."

But I love personal histories - the story each person has to tell of how they became what they are now. Everything has a history - people, objects, concepts. And of course, what we do right now will become the history of the future. So, all in all, perhaps not quite such a boring word. I would love to see your interpretation of it! A photo, a drawing, a poem, a crafty thing, any creation really. Let me know if you want to play along by leaving a comment on this post, and post it on Friday or the weekend.

Secondly, I was invited (well, actually, I invited myself, and so can you!) to Candace's Second Mad Hatter's Tea Party on October 24th. If you want to go along, drop her a comment. I am busy making myself a magnificent hat. A magnificent hat!!

17 comments:

Linda Sue said...

Oh yes please History is a very versatile interesting word! Good one, Anairam! I am making a hat maybe, I haven't decided on coffee filters , wool or an already existing hat...Can't wait for the party! Can't wait to see what you are wearing!

Sarah said...

Oh you could use it on the neighbour him(?)self! Just make the teeth nice and sharp! I like your weekword choice and would like to join in if I can find a minute! I am already going to Candace's party so I will see you (and Linda Sue) there!

Linda Sue said...

menage a trois, mais oui! Especially if there might be bacon involved...Dexter needs another person in his pupful life- I think he get's tired of training me...you would be more fun ,I am sure.

Leenie said...

Posting here from a foreign computer. Out of town without a laptop but still addicted to blogging. If I get a chance when I get back I will join the party. If not, I think you have chosen a fine word for weekword.

frayedattheedge said...

Yes please, I want to play too!! I loved history at school, and already my little brain is full of ideas!!

~Valentina~ said...

History is a great world! Yeahhh ready to join the weekworld again, Count on me :)

Candace said...

Oh hello Anairam, why yes you and everyone can join in on Saturday, Oct 24th and the rules are NO RULES exc just make a hat and post it. It can be on one's self, a doll, a pup or cat, a photo, a sculpted piece -- it's art. Go get 'em, Tigers!
Post it on that day and we will all have a giggle bouncing around and visiting.

There is another party, too, THIS SATURDAY which I am going to and am inviting you and others as well. Go here. You'll love it.

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com/a_fanciful_twist/2009/08/a-hauntingly-magical-celebration-revealed.html

Take care. See you soon.
Candace

Aris said...

great word!! and I love your words about it(: Count me in(: HAve a good week!!

Lady P said...

history and women - so interesting how we seem to get shorted on it so often
my version of history would be flaming brilliance and storytimes for adults every evening around campfires

aimee said...

yes - history is a perfect word for you! and no - it is not boring! i'll probably post on saturday or sunday. great word!

Freshly Found said...

Yes - the part I like about history is the 'story' not so much the dates and other meaningless [to me] info!

Esti said...

count me in! I'll try to come up with something...

Alexandra Hedberg said...

I will do my best to find the time to participate!

By the way - check my blog ... maybe something for you there?

Veja cecilia said...

I will play along in the weekword game!

Nicky Linzey said...

Love to play please - I've eventually had an idea!

Sarah's Creations said...

Hi Anairam,
I love to play.

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog. You made my day.

Line said...

history is a great word I will play by tomorrow! Thank you, happy friday!