The letter “O.”
This is one of the letters I had trouble with. Looking up “O words in music” led me to “obbligato” which is a neat sounding word, but since I don’t know anything about opera (which is another “O” word in which the word obbligato is used and regarding which I know nothing), I didn’t feel comfortable trying to write about it.
If you made it through that introductory paragraph without hitting your head against a wall, let me tell you about the word I settled upon: Ode.
The definition of an Ode is a lyrical poem in which a person expresses a strong feeling of love or respect for someone or something. It is usually marked by exaltation of feeling and style, varying length of line and complexity of stanza forms. Now this is something I can sink my teeth into!
Putting a different spin on the word Ode, I think the scrapbook albums that I make could also be considered Odes. While not exactly lyrical or poetic, the albums I make do express a strong feeling of love or respect for someone or something.
I have albums in varying degree of completion for each one of my children:
|Amanda learning Snaps|
|Jeff Graduating Tiny Tots|
|Rachel’s Castle Birthday|
one for the Boulder Creek Golf Tournament in which my husband (and now my son also) have participated each year for the past 20 years:
and I am beginning to work on an album to cover my husband and my courtship and wedding/honeymoon (since we’ve been married for almost 32 years I think that one’s a little overdue!)