The why of Watercress Words

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “All About Me.”

Watercress Words originates from my name, specifically my maiden name – family of origin name, paternal surname or whatever label you use- which is Cress. It’s an unusual name, and I have met few people with it. I like that it ‘s an actual word in the dictionary- cress is an edible plant, a cruciferous herb, described as having a pungent taste. It’s also known to be nutritious, which fits with my  blog’s health theme.

I chose to use watercress because I love water- lakes, rivers, oceans. I find being near bodies of water soothing, calming, and relaxing, yet stimulating and energizing. Even healing. The human body needs adequate water to survive – about 65% of the body is water.

And I love words! From childhood, I have sought out  books and thrived on reading. I have dabbled in writing all through my life, so starting a blog seemed the next natural step.

So, combining these passions led me to call my blog Watercress Words- like watercress tangy, peppery and pungent.