I was fantasizing about a beach vacation: Balmy weather, welcoming surf, inconspicuous waiters offering mixed rum drinks to me while stretched out beneath a palm tree. The smell of sun screen. My paperbacks getting just a bit sandy….
I’d go on, but you got the picture:
(That’s Bora Bora beckoning above.)
It’s a LAGOON.
What’s missing from this hallucination? Why, a hammock, of course!
I love the beach.
Love the sound of the waves. Love the way the sun dapples through the leaves, and the sounds of breezes through the trees.
What do I wear for these pleasures? A maillot de bain, of course.
The maillot is the fashion designer’s name for a woman’s one-piece swimsuit, also called a tank suit.
I forgot we used to call them “tank suits.” I can so vividly remember shopping with my mother for a tank. (Hers.)
Notice the model is standing before the phosphorescent waters (
of a pool).
The winning word was HAMMOCK.
I made you read to the end.
Exhibit B., just returned from her own Caribbean idyll, thinks Word of the Week is silly. Do you? I’ll keep blogging, but I can leave out the vocabulary game, a vestige of my former radio show.
Let me know, won’t you?