Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Griseous – Wordplay Wednesday™ 12/19/18

May Your Days be Merry and Bright … 

December is the brightest month of the year, with sprinkles of extra twinkle, red and green glitter, and gold toppers. And that’s just the cookies! There is no room for ...
GRISEOUS (grisʹē ɘs; grizʹ-) adj. – gray, esp. pearl-gray.  [WW #195]

Despite the ominous clouds of winter, there is nothing griseous about the Holiday Season. From rosy red cheeks to glittering gold stars atop brilliant green trees, we adorn the month with vibrant colors.

Although griseous skirts the edge of silver, which is certainly shiny and Holiday-ish, its pearl-gray luster doesn’t come close to the top of the brightness meter. It does lend itself well as a backdrop for more dazzling colors, or dreamy luxurious trim around or your home, or throughout your writing, any time of year.

It seems fitting that we shake off the griseous pall that often clings to the end of the year,
and look to a New Year with the shine of hope and a bright, determined attitude. Carry it with you into 2019 to call upon when a special sparkle or cheerful smile is needed ... for yourself or a friend.
Word Challenge: GRISEOUS. A rather long and literary word for gray, it certainly could add a sheen to your writing, as you fit griseous into your week of sparkly writings.

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LinDee Rochelle is a writer and editor by trade, and an author by way of Rock & Roll. She has published two books (of three) in her Blast from Your Past series about pioneering R&R Radio DJs. The true behind-the-mic tales make GREAT Holiday Gifts available on Amazon (eBook and print): Book 1Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The First Five Years 1954-1959; and Book 2Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Swinging Sixties. Coming soon … The Psychedelic Seventies!


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