Once again for the month of April I will joining others in the annual online event Blogging from A-to-Z Challenge that invites bloggers to write their way through the alphabet. Given my penchant for abecedariums, how can I possibly resist?
Today we’ve been encouraged to “reveal” our theme – what we’ll be spending our month writing about.
From the moment we flipped our calendars to 2019, I once again became obsessed with maps. I’m dreaming about them, reading about them, sketching my own versions. None of the maps I’m particularly interested in are literal maps of places – my musings are rather more imaginative, and I’ve spent many days creating accordion fold (and Turkish map fold) booklets, filling the pages with “stops” on imaginary train stations I’ve traveled through on the winding route my life has taken. I expect this oh-so-not-linear process will be something I continue to delightedly delve into for some time, and I’ve decided to extrapolate a bit on this general idea and do some more exploring for this blogging challenge.
So I’m going to take you on a ride through my brain, making stops at ideas and concepts that delight me. Because I’m a sesquipedalian (a person who is fond of long, unusual words), every “stop” will be based on unusual and/or obscure words that delight me, and each entry will simply be a riff about what that word brings up for me. You’ll quite literally get to see how my brain works – hence a very literal brain map of something that sparks joy for me created for you daily. I’ve always loved the idea of Wunderkammer, those cabinets of curiosities and wondrous things. Don’t you think that’s what our brains really are?
I certainly hope you’ll stick around in April and take a peek into my cranium.
By month’s end perhaps you’ll have a better sense of me and maybe you’ll have fallen in love with a new word or two, or possibly even spent a few moments wondering and being curious about what delights you. All good things I think.
And I hope you’ll consider playing along as well. There’s still time to join here, and you know I’d love to read your abecedarium. In the meantime, have any obscure words you swoon over? Have a stash of wonders that delight you? Curious about your brain and what you’ve got stored in there? Do tell – you know I’d love to hear.