(also whimsey) noun (plural whimsies or whimseys) playfully quaint or fanciful behavior or humor: the film is an awkward blend of whimsy and moralizing. • a whim. • a thing that is fanciful or odd: the stone carvings and whimsies.
In reading Melville’s Moby Dick this morning, I came across this phrase – ‘wild whimsiness’ – and I instantly thought it sounded like a fine way to live. Being playful with life is what life wants me to do – to frolic and romp more than fear and hide. I need to live more with caprice than with caution, more like an eccentric than a conformist.
I see some of this ‘wild whimsiness’ in this photo of Delycia with my daughter Annie and grandson Louie.
Annie and Louie are staring, perhaps in disbelief, as Delycia, in a moment of wild whimsy, hurls a stone high in the air over the Mystic River. She is usually a person of calm and quietness, but yesterday beside the river, her secret and wonderful whimsiness worked a miracle and sent a small stone soaring.
STEPS TOWARD INNER PEACE 03/20/19 A closed book on your bed could be the first step toward inner peace. There could be quiet whimsies inside it, and truths restfully pacing along. It could be like a saucepot of feelings and thoughts that stir you up in a romancing way to take further steps toward an adored panacea, toward the solace that’s always dancing, and always waits.