Musical Monday: Hell’s Bells by AC/DC

I know I’m not the only one who loves the bells at the beginning of Hell’s Bells by AC/DC. I love the sense of foreboding, the signal that this is a moment you will always remember.

Bells are most often used to mark the time, and church bells mark the occurence of a significant event in the church. It reminds me of a moment my husband shared with the officiant just before our wedding. When the bells began to ring in the bell tower, the pastor turned to my husband and said, “The next time those bells will ring for you will be at your funeral.”

I thought it was a strange thing to say before a happy event but I suppose the pastor said it to calm my husband’s nerves. Apparently it did because my husband thought it was funny and loves to retell that story.

Word of the Day: zealot

It appears that I still have the Walking Dead on the brain. Who watched the premiere of season 4 last night?

zom·bie noun \ˈzäm-bē\ : a person who moves very slowly and is not aware of what is happening especially because of being very tired. a dead person who is able to move because of magic according to some religions and in stories, movies, etc.

1 a: the supernatural power that according to voodoo belief may enter into and reanimate a dead body. b: a will-less and speechless human in the West Indies capable only of automatic movement who is held to have died and been supernaturally reanimated.

2 a: a person held to resemble the so-called walking dead; especially: automaton. b: a person markedly strange in appearance or behavior.

3 : a mixed drink made of several kinds of rum, liqueur, and fruit juice.

Since my daughter already knows the meaning of that word, let’s just consider that a tribute to the show. Here is the official Word of the Day.

zeal·ot noun \ˈze-lət\: a person who has very strong feelings about something (such as religion or politics) and who wants other people to have those feelings : a zealous person.

1 capitalized:  a member of a fanatical sect arising in Judea during the first century a.d.  and militantly opposing the Roman domination of Palestine

2:  a zealous person; especially:  a fanatical partisan <a religious zealot>

Synonyms: crusader, fanatic, ideologue (also idealogue), militant, partisan (also partizan), red hot, true believerSynonymscrusader, fanatic, ideologue (also idealogue), militant, partisan (also partizan), red hot, true believer.

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