The stories of my life on a little island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea ... and my occasional adventures beyond these shores.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

The Words Of My Life

This interesting idea was started by Jeanne at Collage Of Life. Jeanne’s question is this: if your life was a game of Scrabble, what words would it be? Naturally, this got me thinking and I was soon summarising my life in words or simple phrases. It was strangely therapeutic to do this exercise. The list below is by no means exhaustive. I will be adding to it as time goes by. It has been interesting seeing what things I have in common with  Jeanne and with other women who have had a go at this exercise. So here goes … my life in words …
Mdina & Rabat
Malta
USA
an island
a continent
St Louis, MO
Mediterranean sea
son
husband
reading
writing
swimming
photography
books
Tuscany
Roma, Venezia, Siena
London
convent school
girlfriends
labradors
dwarf rabbits (Dutch Dwarves)
thunderstorms
rain
spring
sun-dresses
beanies and straw hats
vintage bicycles
                                                             Source: everythingfab.com via Lorna on Pinterest

vintage Vespas
turquoise
red, blood red & cherry red
cupcakes
baking
dark chocolate
Miracle by Lancome
postcards
lists
poetry
hydrangeas & roses
                                                                   Source: katyelliott.com via Lorna on Pinterest

sunflowers & gerberas
carnations
family
Maltese bread
butterflies
dragonflies
strawberries & peaches; grapes & cherries
blood oranges
blogging
Monet
Mozart
Sicily
                                                  Source: longlivejava.tumblr.com via Heather on Pinterest

spiritual
pottery
travelling
music
white wine
Chicago
bagels & cream cheese
blue jeans
pharmaceuticals
mum & dad
grandparents
whimsical
history
turquoise jewellery
silver
bangles
                                                    Source: freepeople.com via Lorna on Pinterest

So there they are - for now. A list of words which probably mean something only to me. Like life, this list is a work in progress – a collection  of experiences, memories and things which make me smile. Try it out, it is a simple but rewarding exercise.

15 comments:

  1. Loree, this looks like fun... wow now yours is a very long list.
    I must try it too.
    If you have some spare time, drop by my blog, you've been nominated and there's an award waiting for you.
    Congratulations!
    Sue.

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  2. Interesting thing to do, Loree! Nice list.

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  3. really interesting. great list. i might give this a try.

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  4. It does seem like it would be quite rewarding.

    You've sketched out a very refreshing existence on this page, Loree. I enjoyed reading it. I found it interesting that you mentioned, 'red,' and then made distinctions in hue. A nice touch.

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  5. I think my word would be: FREE.

    have a great weekend, Loree! :)

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  6. Your list is great so far, Loree! I wonder what mine might be if I put the words down. Have a great weekend!

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  7. Love Jeanne from "Collage of Life". Having so much fun following her preparations for Vietnam. Wow, the blogging world feels like it has become smaller all of a sudden...I love that. Your list is beautiful. I should do this too...

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  8. Very interesting! I might give this a try too : )

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  9. What a fun idea... and your list is fabulous! Wishing you a lovely week! xoxo, B

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  10. Loree... I am so glad you enjoyed creating the words of your life! It is wonderful to read all the things we enjoy and then to see the similarities. I think we are all kindred spirits...must be a blogging characteristic. :) Keep writing, I think you are on to something! Thanks again for sharing. :)
    Jeanne xxx

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  11. That's quiet a very nice idea ! I am sure you won the scrabble, lol !

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  12. I came over from Jeanne's blog, I loved this post when Jeanne wrote it and did the excercise myself. It is a great opportunity to find kindred spirits in blog land.

    I love your list, come over and read mine if you have a minute.

    Elizabeth

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  13. Those words made a lovely and creative picture. (Love the images you chose to go with them, too :)

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  14. Really fun list! If I made a list it would have to include the color turquoise, flowers and dark chocolate. Now, I'm curious about Maltese bread, I would probably like that too. :)

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  15. i loved learning more about you - what an eclectic and fascinating list of loves! personally, i was particularly enthralled by maltese bread - would love to know exactly what that is!

    xo

    p.s. just noticed diane asked about this as well - i must admit maltese bread sounds pretty darn exotic!

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