Wednesday, August 3, 2022

AFFLATUS – Wordplay Wednesday™ 08/03/2022

Waste my Dollars but don’t Waste my Time!

Time waits for no one. A thoughtful observation for an era when time seems to mean nothing, yet individually, time is our most valuable commodity. Others wasting it, can undermine our personal self-worth.

When we waste it ourselves, we often don’t give it a thought. Sometimes, however, our “wasted time” is a mental break we need.

I fight the passage of time with each new month and kick myself for the “important” projects still undone. Until ... I have an aha! moment and find new meaning in the day ...  

AFFLATUS (ɘ-flā-tɘs; 1660) n. – a divine imparting of knowledge or power: inspiration. [WW-M #320]

There are times when a little encouragement, afflatus, comes into your day in a spark and a breath of fresh air, to propel you forward, in spite of everything.

Whenever you’re feeling defeated and deflated, our monthly song from the annals of time, is a great afflatus prompt to ...

Monthly Song of Note :  
Hold your head up | hold your head high ... Chris White and Ron Argent of the band, Argent, weren’t wordy, simply reminding you that your time and worth is important, regardless of what

anyone says. Their “Hold Your Head Up” was hitbound on WFIL/Philadelphia’s Top 30 survey at #26, August 7, 1972  . Basically a tune of two stanzas and a short chorus, it was Rod Argent’s keyboard skills that commanded our attention and gave us an afflatus moment. More fun Oldies on the chart ... 50 Years Ago this Month

Word Challenge: AFFLATUS. Whether divine, or a show of inner strength, take a moment in your life and writings to lift your head up, as you fit afflatus into a creative month of inspired writings and casual conversations.

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

Cheers to learning a new word today! 


Wordplay Wednesday is currently created for your literary pleasure every first Wednesday of each month. Thank you for stopping by! Learning knows no prejudices or boundaries, and it isn’t harmful to your health! Expanding your mind is a no-cost, simple joy. Do you feel that way too? What’s your inspiration? Share your creative genius and Wordplay Wednesday comments.

[LinDee Rochelle is a writer and editor by trade, and an author by way of Rock & Roll. She has published two books in her Blast from Your Past series (of three) about pioneering R&R Radio DJs. True behind-the-mic tales make GREAT Holiday and anytime 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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