Friday, January 25, 2008

The Domino Effect!


Do you ever feel like you are domino number 17 in a series of 89...someone just pushed number 1...and you have a sense of what your future holds? Well, today my fellow blogger Lynn at http://www.lifeatcedarhill.blogspot.com/ was no doubt the pushee of domino number 1. She so nicely chatted about my blog to her entourage' of loyal comrades and the series of kind comments are falling like dominoes! I have had the largest morale boosting day ever experienced in quite a while! This is a gleaming example defining the 'domino effect'. I can't thank Lynn enough for sharing me with her friends. Please check out her blog.

During this process today, I had a big mystery question pop into my noggin'..."why domino..what is the origin?" So, I got my handy dandy book out...Why Do We Say It? and looked it up. Your trivia/Who wants to Be A Millionaire answer for the day is: The monks of a French monastery who invented it gave the game its name. The winner of the game was expected to recite the first line of the vesper service, "Dixit Dominus, Domino Meo." "Domino" is just a shortened form of this line. There you have it...new wrinkle for the day. All this time I just liked the look...the feel...the nostalgia of an old game...and watching the effects of gravity playing its role in knocking them over. Unknowing the origin of such a simple wooden rectangle with dots defines so many different experiences.

So, in honor of the domino, I thank Lynn, her friends, the many other bloggers who have popped in, the monks and the effect of such a game. May you all at some point get to be number 17 in a series of 89!

7 comments:

bj said...

Hi, Lynn sent me over and I just wanted to say "Hello, my name is bj and I'm so glad to meet you!"
Pls. stop by anytime....
bj

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

I love this post! I can't beleive the array of shtuff to learn through the world of blogging. Hey, think I'm smarter today because I stopped by your blog. THANK YOU! :) I'll forgive you for the wrinkle. ;) May the good of your day "dominoe" before you. Art on, Monica

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Alexa, What a wonderful post. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words and putting it so eloquently and uniquely. The pleasure was all mine as I really do love your blog and hope a million others will find it too and enjoy it as much as I did. Warm Hugs, Lynn
P.S. A virtual tea party that I took part in late summer was my domino effect. :)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I came by way of Cedar Hill. Your creations are stunning. Keep up the good work. I have enjoyed my visit!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Popping in again this evening to see what's going on....
Blessings,
Robin

mio said...

Hi,
I came here through several blogs but started out at Dispatch from LA. Thank you so much for the speedy email. Pay it forward: I sent email off to friend laid up in bed from knee surgery. You have brightened our gloomy day. I love the ephemera you sent. Thanks again.
Mignon

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi! I just found your blog via Lynn! So glad to meet you! I will definately have to visit you again!

:)Brittany