Saturday, April 2, 2011

A - Z Challenge: Bubbles

Bubbles seem to float everywhere in our English language.  There are economic bubbles to be carefully watched.  Bubble skirts, bubble cars and bubble  tea.  Characters in cartoons speak in bubbles.  We love to be around a bubbly personality.  Laughter can bubble out of a person.  Or they can bubble with sobs.


The witches' pot bubbles with "toil and trouble".  An unwatched pot will bubble over.  Glassblowers can make the most amazing bubbles. I used to love blowing big pink bubbles with Dubble Bubble.  Some insects lay their eggs in a frothy mass of tiny bubbles.  And speaking of 'tiny bubbles', do you find  them in champagne or a soda?

A bubble can mean a place of isolation and may be self-imposed.  Divers can go down, down in the ocean in a huge bubble.  Bubbles can even scrub your tub.


I love to watch bubbles that kids  (and grown-ups) make with a cup of soap and little plastic wand.  These seem such feeble tools for their magnificent creations.  I like the many colors reflected from the bubble's surface, the slippery-ness and the way the 'skin' seems to move and shimmer.  I'm not so happy when it brushes against something, anything, and disappears into a drop of soapy water.

Please, don't burst my bubble!

Brought to you by the letter B in the A-Z Challenge found here.

14 comments:

EmptyNester said...

I love your bubble post! Most wonderful! Send some of your cleverness my way!

Marie Anne said...

Oooh, making bubbles was one of my favorite things to do as a child. I hated it when someone burst them, and I don't like it any better now that (I'm supposed to be) an adult.

Popping in by way of the A-Z Challenge. I’m blogging at:
http://www.writewrongorindifferent.com/
http://marieannesmissives.blogspot.com/
http://gallongarden.blogspot.com/
http://macrochet.blogspot.com/

Rudee said...

Stephanie, these are such fabulous examples of a wonderful word! I'm off to go use some scrubbing bubbles today.

Holly Jahangiri said...

My son made up a tall tale about bubbles at lunch today! Seems there's a supernatural gum ball machine that never runs out of gum balls. All is well and good until you swallow one. Then gum bubbles start popping out of every orifice, filling the sky and propelling you like a popped balloon around the world. When you finally cough up the last bit, that's when the rash begins...

Kind of nasty, but it did illustrate for him where "old wives' tales" come from - like "don't swallow watermelon seeds or you'll grow watermelons in your stomach" - or I THOUGHT it did, until he turned to me in shock and asked, "You've got a tail?"

"Yes, to go with the eyes in the backs of our heads."

He's 15. ;)

Ginny said...

That's a very pretty bubble, and looks rather big! Now you know I would never burst your bubble!! Because my personality is just too bubbly!

Mimi said...

I love your take on B, and bubbles.
I bought a bubble wand last summer, just for the heck of it, and some days I just love to go in the garden, pick up my wand off the patio table, and blow bubbles like a child!
And I too love the colours in bubbles, and the bubbles in champagne.
Great challenge!

Rebecca Dupree said...

What I love to do (and I know it isn't PC to do anymore) is blow bubbles when smoking, so when they pop, little burst of smoke pop out. I haven't thought about that in years! Alas, I no longer smoke, but great memories. What a great post!

Leovi said...

Beautiful gorgeous blue bubble.

Joe Richardson said...

Saw a lot of B blogs today around the A to Z, but yours, by far, was the most effervescent. Thanks for adding a little extra joy to my day!

Best,
Joe
Dead Reckoning

Madeleine said...

I'm bubbling with laughter at this post. Great stuff! :O)

Tundiel said...

Ooh, loved your bubbly 'b' post!

Giggle, Laugh, Cry said...

I just learned how to punch hook a couple of weeks ago. Fun fun!
I found you on the A-Z challenge
gigglelaughcry.blogspot.com

baygirl32 said...

bubbles are so magical and delicate, just like imagination.

Michelle Mach said...

What a great reflection on all the meanings of the word "bubble." Your post almost reads like poetry.

I loved seeing that you hook rugs. That's one craft I've never tried!

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