I love words — especially words that sound pretty, or musical, when spoken. For example, the word fleur de lis, sounds as elegant as the graceful images it brings to mind ...
And the word verandah, with an "h," as in, "Let's have tea on the verandah."
And with our tea, we could have some Petit Fours, another word I like, probably because I LUV Petit Fours.
Here are a few more of my favorite words and the images they bring to mind when I hear them:
The word "ruffles" also makes me think of "Ruffles and Flourishes," which I've always heard of but never really knew what it meant until I looked it up on Google. Ruffles and flourishes refers to the fanfare that precedes ceremonial music for distinguished people. Ruffles are played on drums, and flourishes are played on bugles. Four ruffles and flourishes is the highest honor, and the President of the United States receives four before "Hail to the Chief."
Doesn't serendipity sound like a happy word! It means, "a propensity for making fortunate discoveries while looking for something unrelated," and I experience it often.
Here are some more of my favorite "pretty words" and expressions:
A Gracious Plenty
Thee and Thou
On Gossamer Wings
Grandmama (music to my ears, when spoken by my granddaughter Avery Grace)