Really, is it too soon?
Can we all laugh and joke about the subject a bit?
We are in the midst of it. . .
In the thick of it. . .
Knee deep, chin deep and over our head in it. . .
Relief on the horizon.
I enjoy wordplays and this one just jumped right at me.
In the middle of the night, literally.
When the snow plow was noisily scraping the ice off the
Ohio Wesleyan Parking lot, when a big chunk somehow
bounced off my bedroom window pane.
Wish that chunk were like my good middle school friends,
ones who would break out of their houses, give a ‘chink’ or
‘clunk’ at my window on the second floor of my house.
Wish it were my Romeo, who would make me fly to the
window and ask,
“Why are you Romeo?”
(Aside: You do know that the words,
“Whereforth art you Romeo?
Means, “Why are you a Capulet?”
or “Why are you my enemy?”
Know this is not so esoteric or meaningful. It was written
as the hour passed three a.m. and I was to get up at 5 a.m.
It is all about “Chill.”
Hope you enjoy the way my mind played with the letters
and the meaning of this word.
Fog can give me a chill.
It produces an icy thought.
Chills going up and down my spine are both thrilling and
frightening. It can be eerie and baffling, too. Some things
create emotions which give one person chills, while another
one won’t react or show stimulation in their fear zones.
definition of “acrostic” is given to mean a poem or other form
of writing in which the first letter, syllable or word of each line
spells out a word or name.
Acrostics of alphabet using the theme of Winter, drew a wide
collection from my mind.
I numbered each one so I could ask you if you liked any of
these, you may refer to them by number.
Or feel free to use another word as a “springboard” and make
up one of your own.
I chose to use the singular letters adding up to the word:
Let me know if any of these give you ‘chills.’
3. This one I doubled the letters, “CCHHIILLLL!”
4. Again, double the letters, double the challenge:
5. This one was one that uses a slang meaning of “ice”
or “to be iced.”
(Just in case this doesn’t translate to another language; it means
‘kill’ or ‘to murder.’)
I like to think of it as a dramatic, yet simple way of expressing
ending a love affair:
own creations. Please give me credit for the silly word
sets of acrostic poems, if you should wish to use them.
~reocochran thanks you!
When my kids were going through middle school, they used
this often expressed combination of two words. It is a friendly
and caring expression, using the word, “chill,” in it:
“Did you forget to take your ‘chill pill?'”
“Boy, that man needs to take a ‘chill pill!'”
In the seventies, we probably didn’t create or originate the way
my friends and I would use this word:
“Hey, ‘chill’ out!”
“You need to ‘chill,’ man!”
This meant to let the other person know in a non-threatening
manner, to calm down or relax.
Isn’t it funny how we may ask someone to “refrigerate something”
for us, but if we have something special, we may ask them to “Put
it on ice” or “This needs to be chilled before serving.”
I sometimes forget that red wines are supposed to be served at
room temperature, while leftover wine usually is placed in the fridge.
When you think of an icy situation, you may wish to handle it in
a different manner than a chilly situation. I feel that “icy” people
are very much frozen and cannot change. Somehow, though, I
feel there is more ‘lee- way’ in ‘chilly’ people. Any thoughts on
When it is really cold outside, we all wish to bundle up. We
may wish to serve warm soup or sip on a hot drink.
Why do we love to make big pots or Crock Pots of something
that is hot, sometimes meaty and nutritious? This is due to
wishing to create warmth throughout our body.
But, wait. . .
Tell me this. . .
Why is one of our favorite toasty warm meals called, “Chili?”
When my grandchildren, who I nickname and often call my
“Grandies” whisper in my ear, it tickles my fancy. It gives me
little goosebumps and it makes me warm all over. This gives
me sweet and innocent ‘chills,’ too.
When a man is wishing to be romantic, or is a special part of
my life, he may whisper in a theater, the ‘chills’ are more of
a sensual and arousing kind. Maybe it is due to Pavlov’s
theory of using an impetus and an outcome. It is like such a
wonderful prelude, beginning to what may come later on.
My favorite middle of the night thought about “chill” was this
funny one. It is a ‘great rhyming word for First Graders.’
Have I got you thinking about “chill” or “chills?”
Did you think of a five or six word collection that creates
an acrostic for either of these words?
Last but not least, do you forgive me for bringing up this
‘touchy’ subject while Winter may circle back and freeze
I saved it until I saw Spring was just around the corner.
We are going to have a “Heat Wave” this week.