There are things that seem to disrupt my inspired creativity these days...
Do you all know the poem "Kubla Klan" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge? I bet you do. The one that talks about "a stately pleasure dome" and "the river Alph" and "Xanadu"? The full title of the poem is "Kubla Khan: or A Vision In A Dream". You see, the poem came to him after a drug induced dream in the year 1797. The next morning when he set about to write it all down, he was interrupted by a visitor from the neighboring village of Porlock. Sad to say, he just could not get back into the rhythm of it and was not able to fully complete it as he wanted. He wrote down what he could and was unhappy about it, as it was not as he originally envisioned and only showed it to friends. Coleridge left it unpublished until his friend, Lord Byron persuaded him to publish it in the year 1816. Therefore, if one has a "visitor from Porlock" or just "Porlock" it means that someone or something has interrupted one's inspired creativity!
Now, I have TWO things that make me think of the word "interrupt"...one is quite lovely and the other is quite silly.
I know you are all dying to know my examples!
Okay, here is the beautiful one..."Interrupted fern".
Ferns are so beautiful! I have spent quite some time trying to identify ferns recently. You might think that this would be a simple thing, but that is not the case. Georgia has a great number of native ferns and they are just as difficult to identify as oak trees! The interrupted fern is not one that I would see here in Georgia but the sound of it pleases me, I can't say why that is so. (The interrupted fern is called that because there is an "interruption" of fronds in the middle.)
Now, for the silly one... it is a knock knock joke!
"The interrupting cow".
"The interrupting cow, wh...."
HA HA! Silly but funny. And not a bad joke for children, you can teach them some manners at the same time.
Happy trails, my friends!