What’s in a name?

Tripping the Light Fantastic, besides the amazing visuals it offers, is actually a phrase which originated first with John Milton, from his poem L’Allegro, published in 1645, where he comments on the graceful dancing of the goddess Mirth:

Come and trip it, as you go,
On the light fantastic toe;
And on thy right hand lead with thee
The mountain-nymph, sweet Liberty;

The notion of a dancing goddess of mirth was practically too much for me, coupled with with the idea that I’ve been wanting a colorful container to celebrate the experiences of life, whether they are delightful and fantastic or they are of a more challenging nature. Trippingdelightfantastic!

Trip the Light by Brian Wyers

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Catia
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 14:08:11

    What a beautiful image! Great post!


  2. Jana Laiz
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 07:46:50

    Love it!


  3. peggy lacy
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 17:41:03

    I often find tripping quite delightful myself. 🙂


  4. peggy lacy
    Feb 09, 2012 @ 17:42:50

    Oh and Peggy is (somehow?) short for Margaret, which means pearl. So you can call me pearl. 🙂


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