the words of your life...



Before I begin, I would just like to say how much 
I appreciate your very kind words to my last post.
The tissue barometer has been way up there.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart. :)

Speaking of words, care to play a game of scrabble?
It is not the usual game, it is more of a writing exercise.
You have to imagine your life as a game of scrabble.
Get a piece of paper, a pen and start writing the words 
that you associate with your life.

People, places, cherished items, your favourite movies, 
books, music...whatever you like
Can I give you a hint of a good place to start?

If you are a blogger, look to the labels in your blog.
They are very revealing.
If you are not a blogger, look to your bookshelves,
the objects around your house, the person sitting across from you.

No order is necessary, punctuation and capitalisation's not required.
Just write..plain and simple.

Take your time, start it, put it away and then come back to it.
I promise, word after word will flow, when you least expect it.

I started with a list of my favourite things and then it took shape to another list.
I'm still going...it is nice to think that this list will never end.
It's one of those life exercises that is good for the soul.

I hope you enjoy this exercise, it can be very revealing

To start, answer the following statement.
If life were a game of scrabble, my words would be...

Here is what I have so far:
family and laughter
bouquets and flowers
 pashley and bicycle
shop around the corner
brooches and cashmere
art and museums
lists and lists
paris
irish tweed
cinema classics
shanghai tang silk 
blue agava and cacao perfume
papua new guinea
diamonds and sapphires
 journals 
cary grant and grace kelly
ireland
artistic and vintage postcards
Manchester
ella fizgerald and louis armstrong
bora bora
sketch pads
surrey
reading and writing
canon and camera
england and ireland
without reservations and educating alice
books and bookshelves
new york
sauvignon blanc 
south pacific
road trip
spirit
fresh canvas
flat white and coffee
perrier jouet and champagne
christine and patrick
virgo
blue sea
massachusetts
diana krall and melody gardot
singing beach
vanilla beans and brodo
mm and lv
pure fiji 
blog
london 
james taylor and joni mitchell
fairlight and manly
home
photography
women and wisdom
capes
cabernet sauvignon
postcard
english bbc tv/movie classics
mister pip
shalimar perfume
the wind chronicler
peter
woman traveller
mother and father
84 charing cross road
new zealand
claire and connor
katharine hepburn and spencer tracey
cashmere jeans
the smell of freshly cut grass
akubra and dubarry
ibrahim ferer and stan getz
blueberries
tika 
remuera
jack johnson and john mayer
collage of life
myrna loy and william powell
australia and aboriginal
mr amd mrs h
vietnam
mango and kiwi
gang of four and girlfriends
new england
gardening and hydrangeas
apron and tea towel
connecticut
nat king cole and nina simone
scotland and edinburgh
creative spaces
tuscany
diane keaton and jack nicholson
yo yo ma and andrea bocelli
rockport
coffee table books
greenwich
madeline peyroux and angelique kidjo
chelsea and sloane square
walking and hiking
kayaking
africa

I am still going.
Do you ever write lists like this?
If you care to share via post or letter, I would love to read your list.
You can write to me: jeannecollageoflife@gmail.com

POSTSCRIPT:
More words from around the world.
Janelle @ A Library of Design
Elizabeth @ Pine Cones and Acorns
Loree @ Stories and Scribbles
Francesca @ Postcard Pictures

Best wishes to one and all.
May you find the words of your life!

Jeanne xx
:)




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