on words and images

He liked words and images. “Blue” was one of his favorite words. He liked the feeling it made on his lips and tongue when he said it. Words have physical feeling, not just meaning, he remembered thinking when he was young. He liked other words, such as “distant,” “woodsmoke,” “highway,” “ancient,” “passage,” “voyageur,” and “India” for how they sounded, how they tasted, and what they conjured up in his mind.

The Bridges of Madison County – p. 14

Thanks to MS I got hold of the novel 🙂 Thank you thank you thank you 🙂

(I know I know it’s a sad story, but it is just so real, and so emotional I couldn’t help bu loving it from the very first chapter.)

Back to Blue…

I love Blue. I love its smoothness and its calming effect. If I lived in a one colourd universe, I think I’d choose Blue to be the one. I also love the sound of it. B L U E. or in french, B L E U. The E and the U sounds amazing together. Very soft.
And for me all the shades of blue is just blue. What’s with Azraq Samawi, Azraq ghamek, Labani,,,, for me they are all AZRAQ. The only exception of a shade of blue that has a special place in my heart is the deep blue that you would find in the ocean. It’s just mesmerizing!


The guy was talking about words and meanings and I turned my thoughts to Blue bas!!

Do words have a physical feeling?

Of course!

Definitely the feeling of the word is related to its actual meaning, but sometimes u love the word for its feeling even if u don’t know its meaning. I face this in arabic. Let’s take the descriptions of love as an example. حب. هوى. عشق. شغف. ألفة. … Each one of these has a specific meaning, and I may not know them all, but I prefer هوى on شغف , and I don’t know why 🙂

P.S. check out this passage from the Map Of Love by Ahdaf Soueif, from  jessyz’s old stuff 🙂  very memorable !

 “‘Hub’ is love, ‘ishq’ is love that entwines two people together, ’shaghaf’ is love that nests in the chambers of the heart, ‘hayam’ is love that wanders the earth, ‘teeh’ is love in which you loose yourself, ‘walah’ is love that carries sorrow with it, ’sababah’ is love that exudes from your pores, ‘hawa’ is love that shares its name with ‘air’ and ‘falling’, ‘gharam’ is love that is willing to pay the price.”


One response to “on words and images

  1. I love blue, every shade of it, but my favorite has always been angry sea blue. I think it comes from being Alexandrian and a winter child. I just love that angry frothy blue in the middle of cold winters.

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