Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Paradisiacal ~ WordWayzzz™ September 2023

Come With Me … I Know a Special Place … It’s Free!     

As writers are well aware, many words of the English language have several diverse meanings, some of which differ widely in use. The context, inflection, and purpose, of a word’s use today, is often an obscure derivative of its ancient origin.

Such, is September’s connection to “paradise”; since its twelfth century religious roots from Eden or Heaven, as a “place or state where the souls of the righteous await resurrection,” we have added to it so you can enjoy paradise today no waiting necessary …

PARADISIACAL (,per-ǝ-dǝ-sī-ǝ-kǝl;1649) adj. – of, relating to, or resembling paradise. [WW #333] 

If you think about it, we create our pseudo-paradisiacal life nearly every day, in the home or office décor we choose from one-room preferences to whole-house themes.        

Some vacations can represent your version of paradisiacal … from the proverbial “island paradise” to an exciting rural getaway or even just quiet time at home. What’s fun about paradisiacal is it’s subjective and malleable! What you believe is paradise today, could morph into something completely different tomorrow. 

If you’d rather, the image of a perfect paradisiacal moment or place, could remain your daydream, always available in need or desire … and it’s free! Just close your eyes and let your mind flow …

September’s Song of Note  

For many, music can transport them anytime to their paradisiacal place. This month’s Song of Note can take you there, and perhaps you will hear it calling you to help others … 50 Years Ago this Month, “Sunshine Ship” told the story of islanders helping anyone who came their way. It quickly hit the top of K-POI/Honolulu’s chart. Now, they are in need. Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, struggles to recover from the early August wildfires that destroyed nearly 80% of their paradisiacal historical town. As the song says,

I know a special place 
       where the sun is always shinin’ 
People helping each other out
       and … they’re never mindin’  

You can help save a true paradise that is home and paradisiacal to many … iHeartMedia Honolulu offers a link for monetary donations through the Hawai’i Red Cross at Learn more ... 50 Years Ago this Month   

Word Challenge: PARADISIACAL. Whether imaginary or real, enjoy your idyllic thoughts, as you fit paradisiacal into your peaceful month of fiction and nonfiction writings, and casual conversations.

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

Cheers to learning or creating a new word today!


WordWayzzzTM is currently created for your literary pleasure every first Wednesday of each month. Thank you for stopping by! However, December 2023’s post will be the final monthly WordWayzzz article. There may be occasional posts after and the site will remain as a viable educational tool. Always remember, 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 WordWayzzz 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!]

LR Notes: 1) Dictionary definitions are quoted from Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary – Eleventh Edition, unless otherwise noted. Yes, we sometimes present them out of “official” context—but that’s half the fun! Think of it as “creative context.” 2) a] Recent dictionary additions to definitions include a date of first use, if known; b] words in small caps indicate “see also.” 3) Neither I (LinDee Rochelle) nor Penchant for Penning are responsible for how you use information found here, that may result in legal action.
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