Posts tagged ‘definition of whimsy’

March 20, 2010

Define Whimsy…

Whimsy is a hard to define idea.  What is whimsical to some may be considered juvenile, ridiculous or nonsensical to others; a sheer waste of time, energy and talent.  To me, whimsy is a large part of what makes life worth living.  It is the imagination at its most free.  Whimsy is that which brings joy, humor, vibrancy and hope to an otherwise mundane world of status quo.  It does not take itself seriously.  It is light and fun, humorous and fanciful.  The actual definition from Merriam Webster Dictionary reads as such:
Main Entry: whim·sy
Variant(s): also whim·sey \ˈhwim-zē, ˈwim-\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural whimsies also whimseys
Etymology: irregular from whim-wham
Date: 1605

1 : whim, caprice
2 : the quality or state of being whimsical or fanciful <the designer’s new line showed a touch of whimsy>
3 : a fanciful or fantastic device, object, or creation especially in writing or art

It is to this incredible, wonderful and capricious ideal that I devote this blog.  Those things that I simply find whimsical, from which ever source I may find them.

Now this is traveling in style. Gotta love New Orleans.

Enjoy and don’t think too hard about it, that would defeat the point.