noun1 poetic/literary a soft gentle breeze.2 historical a fine cotton gingham.• a very light article of clothing.ORIGIN 1369 from Gk. Zephyros "the west wind"
(sometimes personified as a god), probably related to zophos "the west, the dark region, darkness, gloom."
Sense of "mild breeze" is c.1610.
Madonna's song Ray of light is the reason I thought Zephyr was none other, than a ray of light. Today I realise it's not even confirmed in the lyrics and google also proves that I was wrong. It's a breeze or a fine cloth so that's how I'm going to wrap up this challenge. Gently and a bit all over the place.
In Perth Australia, an ocean breeze comes in almost every afternoon and provides relief from the stifling heat in Summer called the Freemantle Doctor. Today I feel a breeze marking the end of this challenge. I will reflect on each post in the reflections post later in the week, but for now it is enough to say that my greatest reward was the healing of some old wounds, that were a direct result of the power of words.
When I arrive home and walk through the doors of Melbourne's Tullamarine airport the first thing I notice is the familiar winds. Which direction is it coming from and where is it headed? It foretells of things to come, but it is also unpredictable. One thing is for sure the winds keep blowing, and though today's breeze is a gentle one, I've landed in a slip stream and I can feel myself rising into a new ether.
With this in mind I will say I'm here to stay for as long as it takes to get to where I am going. Pop in let me know what you are up to, I have enjoyed visiting other blogs as much as I have enjoyed creating my own little universe.
Once upon a time Zephyr referred to western winds full of darkness and gloom, my experience of the winds in Australia, and here in Denmark, prove that sometimes the West winds provide the most comfort for the land and it's people - and what we once believed may not always hold true - but there is always a story to be found in every lesson.
I am in the process of writing my first novel and I am ready to tackle editing the first draft now. There are other blog challenges I have seen that I might participate in too. I like the idea of prompts or even constraints in writing because I have discovered a new form of creativity that lies within their boundaries. Thank you to everyone that has joined me on the journey so far, particularly if you allowed me the opportunity to discover insights into your lives through your blogs, and a special thank you to my new e-quaintances. I want to salute Arlee Bird who created this challenge, and all of his helpers that offered great insights through their posts too. I have learnt so much and I am grateful.
I know my job here is to teach and be taught as well as heal the healers, whatever their methods are. I have two reflexology clients this afternoon to prepare for, but right now I have some housework to catch up on. The dust didn't stop dropping, though I have ignored it well over the last month. Maybe if I open a window a helpful Zephyr will blow it all away, and so it is with wishful thinking I sign off for now, bid you well and go forth.
Just like the song says - I feel like I just got home.
I have added a link to a May blogging challenge in the side panel to the left (the other left, on the right) that I am considering doing parts of. Have you discovered any new blog challenges that you might consider doing?