This week, since I missed Wordplay “Wednesday” we’re gonna switch it up to “Wayback Wordplay.”
Nostalgic thoughts breed abstract, sometimes chaotic, reminiscing.
In the 1960s and ‘70s things were volatile one day, giving way to Peace, Love, and Rock & Roll the next, much the same as today.
Just as jumbled in our jargon, we coined new words and mashed some together for a unique blend of slang. Traveling down California’s coast this week, I’m reminiscing and …
CHILLAXIN' – in the mid-1960s and early ‘70s to “chill” meant to relax – at some point, someone really wanted emphasis and squished the two words together for slang that lasted much of the latter decade. Cool, man …
By the way, kiddies, we were chillaxin’ and chilling out long before the term was coined for a laid-back music style of the 1990s. Though today’s upheaval in the Middle East and domestic political violence mirrors the 1970s, dubbed the “Me” decade, it also brought more emphasis on “if it feels good, do it.”
So, I’m chillaxin’, as I sit at the beach contemplating my life – and the passing of Dan Poynter, who gave so many of us independent authors encouragement and direction.
A long-time Santa Barbara resident, Dan too, respected the ocean and appreciated its soothing therapy for stress.
Wondering what the Universe has in store for me now, my muse whispered, “If it feels good, LinDee, do it.”