Thursday, October 12, 2017

Jape – Wordplay Wednesday™ 10/11/17

All of our slightly skewed and odd October words will relate to the fine line that fascinates, titillates, and may terrorize our consciousness—that which we call Life. And pretend this one published yesterday, please.

Trick or Treat! Emphasis on Trick … 
It’s difficult to be lighthearted and think cheerfully of the upcoming Holidays, when Mother Nature is intent on playing cruel tricks.

First, the destructive hurricanes in the Caribbean and along the lower U.S. Eastern Seaboard; then a couple of devastating earthquakes in Mexico, followed by current wildfires blazing ferociously through Northern (and some Southern) California cities. It hasn’t left much energy or desire for a …

JAPE (jāp) n. – 1) a joke or jest; 2) a trick.  [WW #133]

Perhaps we need the Holidays right about now. We are reminded of the charity of the Season … to give and donate generously at this time, to those whose Holiday spirit is understandably low.

Those affected by recent adversity still need a gentle smile, a sweet jape and a welcome treat, to let them know you’ll help them find the light in life again.

October and especially Halloween, is a wonderful time to celebrate what we have, as opposed to what we don’t … to cherish the children and their costumed antics, or don our own to escape, even for a short time, into another realm … as we revel in the warmth of family and friends.

Word Challenge: JAPE. Make a tender jape part of your world this week as you fit its humor and joy of life into your week of tricky writings.

Write first for yourself … only then can you write for others. (L.Rochelle) 

Wordy Witch of the West 


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