Whisper of the Stars

Because a whisper can be a secret, a truth & a setting free

Why all the W’s?

on March 8, 2013

Why, hello there!

Wow lol, all this excitement about blogging, planning future posts in my head, reading through all the walkthroughs, and once I click “New Post,” I’m at a loss for words!

I wanted to go through how I came about my blog title; I refused to start one until “something great” struck me, and now that it has! It doesn’t really make any sense, but it pleases me ^^ (I’m going to try to refrain from a bad habit where I insert smileys after every sentence…we’ll see how that goes @_@)

I was on my way to work when the words “White Whispers” came into my head and I said to myself, “That’s it! That’s my blog!” But unfortunately, that was taken, with and without the “s” ugh…I then Googled “Words that start with W” and I came across “wistful” and “wishful.” Of course, I had to look at the dictionary definition to “get to the root of it” and I decided I liked “wishful” more, just because it has a hint of hope, whereas “wistful” is a bit more regretful.

I really don’t know how this will work out, because the last time I had a blog, I ended up writing 10+ full paragraphs each post, because I tend to ramble/can’t stop writing once I start. And LOL I actually just found it via Google (because I forgot what it was called exactly) so if you’re bored/interested, here is where you’ll find my old ramblings.

Back to my original plan for this post…Whispering of the Stars comes from this quote I stumbled upon and ended up enjoying.

“They call it ‘the whispering of the stars.’ Listen,” he said, raising a finger for silence. I could still hear the tinkling and craned my neck to see what it was. Zhensky laughed. “No, here. Look.” He formed his mouth into a wide O and exhaled slowly. As he did, I saw the cloud of breath fall in droplets to the ground. That was the sound I heard: our breath falling. “It’s a Yakut expression. It means a period of weather so cold that your breath falls frozen to the ground before it can dissipate. The Yakuts say that you should never tell secrets outside during the whispering of the stars, because the words themselves freeze, and in the spring thaw anyone who walks past that spot will be able to hear them.”

Jon Fasman, The Geographer’s Library

I’ve read it a few times, and that idea really intrigues me. I also really enjoyed this one, as it combines sounds, literature and music together.

“For many years, I thought a poem was a whisper overheard, not an aria heard.”

-Rita Dove

So as I started my shift at work, I was trying to understand why “whisper” intrigued me so, and how it related to me having a blog. There are often times where I want to release a storm of words, and Twitter was never a good enough outlet, and I often had to struggle trying to fit all my emotions into 140 characters. I decided that this would be a great place to say a lot of things that have been pushed to the back of my mind, into boxes for “Later, maybe, someday?” And while I don’t have much to say in person to many, I have no problem going on and on when it’s through written word!

So to me, a whisper is a secret, a truth, a setting free. A whisper as to what I’ve yet to say. A whisper, because sometimes silence speaks more than words, but a whisper is just enough to help you listen.

What is a whisper to you?

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10 responses to “Why all the W’s?

  1. tfffnny says:

    It never fails to amaze me when I read anything of yours. A normal person would only look at something very briefly & think very little of it, but you always think so deeply. You take that extra time to ask & understand. Sometimes I wish I could do that.

    I guess that’s what makes us four such good friends.
    We’re all so different. I think that’s the beauty of our friendship.
    It’s as though we make up for a little piece that we lack individually.

    Anyway, love your insight .

    • starrsong says:

      Lol so I’m abnormal, I knew it! I only get this “deep” when I’m writing, don’t worry =P And what are you talking about, you’re still constantly surprising me with your random yet thought-provoking phrases, like that ^
      Looking forward to read more of yours, if you ever stop being confused about wordpress ;P
      Thanks for the reaaally nice words ❤

  2. adorkablegurl says:

    Can you like a comment too? 😀 Hehe

  3. adorkablegurl says:

    Btw Star, you make our writing seem super crappy compared to yours haha. You go so deep and take the time to think and analyze more and more, while we just do. Tiff was right 🙂 I wish I could do that too.

    • starrsong says:

      Neither of your writings are crappy! *throws a shoe at you* I loved reading your Girls Night Out post ^^ Maybe this is because I miss English/don’t have an outlet to analyze/think deeply anymore, so blogging helps to release it =P and I KNOW you can do it! 8)

      • adorkablegurl says:

        Okay I shall try 🙂 and why does it say you replied at 10:52 pm when it is only 6:56 pm LOL :O I travelled to the future!!!

      • starrsong says:

        LOL don’t worry me too, it always says I posted at a time that’s way off the actual time, I just figured the “official wordpress time zone” is set somewhere else. Or maybe we have to set it? =S

    • tfffnny says:

      I will not disagree with Jelly on this one!

  4. potbe says:

    I wanna join! Star, ever thought if freelance writing? Or philosophical writing? I’m sure you’ll love it! You’re so talented when it comes to writing, especially when it’s something you’re passionate about. ♥♥♥

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