A Frisson of Joy

The Ragtag Daily Prompt this morning is AESTHETICS

I’ve always seen this word as ESTHETICS; Merriam-Webster gives both spellings. This word refers to things that are beautiful or pleasing in appearance — which in turn means that so much could be written about this subject. You’re all welcome to hop over to the Ragtag Community and see what other bloggers are saying/showing in regard to aesthetics.

We’ve had fog for the last couple of days here; by yesterday evening this had settled into hoarfrost on all branches of all the trees. This morning we have a new fall of pure white snow to add to the scenic beauty.

When I check the free images sites like Pixabay and Unsplash, I can hardly pick one “asthethic” representation from the many images that please the eye. These scenes give a little frisson of joy; I can rejoice that in this imperfect world there are things — and people — of such amazing natural beauty. Granted, a lot of this beauty is planned and photos are shot with filters to enhance the colors. We mortals are ever striving to make things even more aesthetic.


But life isn’t all about dwelling in pleasant places, seeing lovely things. There’s that old saying that “If you can’t do what you love, love what you do.” To a homemaker, a muddy floor is anything but aesthetically pleasing, so we scrub it rather than live with the constantly irritating sight of dirt. Once it’s clean, it is pleasant to behold, plus we have that frisson of joy, the pleasant satisfaction of accomplishment.

Which reminds me that I need to work on some aesthetics this morning. 😉 Have a great day — or evening — everyone.

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