Monday, September 9, 2013

ENTERTAINMENT - what is entertainment exactly?

What Do You Find Entertaining?

My Webster’s dictionary describes entertainment as anything from a leisure activity, a pursuit of amusement, an enjoyable hobby, leisure time, a riveting distraction or simply a diversion. 

Entertainment can be a source of laughter, enjoyment, delight, fun and pleasure when the entertainment is geared towards being lighthearted.

Or it could be relaxing if you are being entertained by soft music and a soothing massage.

Entertainment could also be dramatic and possibly heart rending as in an entertaining but sad movie.
My pleasures are many and so varied and a good number of them are homey ones. 
Things like devouring a book nestled in the ‘sweet spot’ of a comfy chair, dancing in the kitchen as dinner simmers, enjoying the sedate excitements of domesticity.  Just the mere feeling of Milorne’s soft touch on the small of my back entertains me.  Really it doesn't take much...
I am easily entertained by rainbows, watching the sun rise or by reveling in the luxury of a good book while relaxing in bed with the enticing smell of coffee wafting in the air. 
I am also thoroughly entertained while meandering through the library entranced by the scent and symmetry of rows of orderly books.
I am often entertained while hiking with friends or kayaking early in the morning when the water is smooth as glass, or while biking along a tree lined trail where the boughs overlap and provide a canopy tunnel.
 My entertainment quota is as full as the first sip of wine on a sunny deck overlooking the shore. 
The kid’s performances, cartwheels on the grass, a fast paced live hockey game or just visiting and laughing with friends and playing bocce ball on the beach on a stormy day.
Recently we sat on the grass in Victoria in the Inner harbour and watched for hours a variety of acts put on by the Buskers at the annual Buskers Festival.  There were an amazing variety of acts some which involved quick intellect while others required team work,courage and strength.
All humble delights and yet greatly entertaining...
How are you entertained?
author:  Trish Repay (BlackCrowCurios)To learn more about the annual Buskers festival in Victoria BC click on the following link:


  1. "Things like devouring a book nestled in the ‘sweet spot’ of a comfy chair"

    Oh yeah Trish...this is me.

  2. Always the small things delight me the most! The smell of salty sea air, sunset, just about now the monarch butterflies will start meandering by the windows in waves...such a lovely post, thanks for making me stop and ponder awhile.

  3. Thanks for taking a moment and reading the post Elizabeth and Debora. I hope it was 'entertaining'! Trish