“Will you please stop shifting shelf shabble and help me get today’s love letter written and mailed?” Typist sat at her freshly cleaned table and watched the cursor blink.
“What’s shabble?” Cal asked.
Urania immediately paged through the sh section of Merriam Webster. “There is no such word.”
“Yes there is,” Wordist replied. “I found it online. I wanted a noun that starts with sh to flow with shift and shelf. Our readers know what big fans we are of alliteration. I think they like it, too!”
“Like what?” Tal asked. “Alliteration or shabble. We still don’t know what it means.”
Typist sighed. “Alliteration is words starting with the same letter or sound.”
“We know alliteration!” Nia exclaimed. “What on earth is shabble?”
“Oh, that. It’s either a curved sword or any little thing or person. Since we don’t have any swords or people on the shelves, shabble, as I’ve used it, means little things. Thanks for rearranging the shelves — less clutter, more space, and art supplies at our fingertips. Nicely done.”
Words from Typist:
Making hay while the sun shines here in Waukesha Wisconsin. I continue to shift studio shabble to fit my evolving practices and needs. I’ve always been clutter averse, but as I become more attuned to the activities that give me energy, the tools I want (or don’t want) around me is becoming clearer. Like a river, we continue to flow and shift.
I read something this week that really spiked my wonder and faith in humanity.
A 20-year-old patient successfully received a 3D-printed ear transplant.
Isn’t that something?
My dad once used the word "spar" to describe an indoor space, a combination of sparce and spartan. He got his "point" across and want "challenged". Later, the conversation came up and Merriam-Webster did but back him up.
Spar: thinly decorated and lacking luxury it comfort.
John was frugal and boring, and his spar household was not a place I liked visiting.
Ok, maybe it won't take off in the lexicon but it feels like it should exist. :)
I love your art💕 Clearing clutter and making your space cleaner and brighter brings me joy. Not a fan of clutter, and yet, the past few years have helped me accept it.
The printed ear and the future are fascinating. Wow. Excited and hopeful for babies born without ears and thinking of all the possibilities the future holds! 🌟