Tuesday 10 April 2012


I know such a word doesn't exist. Impromptu it is.

I rather fancy the sound of this word. It's a word that has been created on the spur and likewise it means the same - on the spur. You must have heard of impromptu dances, impromptu singing, impromptu speeches and the like. It's pretty much a word used in music - a free-form musical composition with the character of an ex tempore improvisation as if prompted by the spirit of the moment. (Wikipedia)

One split second of a moment is time enough for a brainwave to shoot through your head, the result of which maybe superb or maybe a major disaster.

Impromptu-ness, if successful, can save you from tricky situations. For instance, there are times when even the most amazing vocalists miss out on a beat while performing live. (Yes that could lead to an epic fail; I have seen it happen on television, trust me, I have.) Who comes to the rescue? The rhythm guitarists or the drummer, of course. Their motto - Improvise and save the situation.

Impromptu signifies spontaneity. A rather appealing character that enhances a person's nature. It's a key to building self confidence in a person. Trapped in a soup? Gassing and bluffing to escape is alright as long as it's not too serious(Been there, done that). The-don't-worry-I-can-handle-this-mess attitude stems from being impromptu.It's a way to let your creative juices flow. Everything doesn't have to be rehearsed, practised, perfected or planned in advance. Often, impromptu holiday plans are precursors to great experiences and memories.

Oh and I forgot to mention -Impromptu-ness in males is estrogen stimulating. (Not kidding, it is.).

I like being unprepared once in a while. (Ok barring the fact that I hated being unprepared for today's Computer Science paper.It was terrible.)

Writing is an extemporaneous exercise for me. I love it. Today's post was rather impromptu, I must say.


  1. Hi Anjali, nice to meet you! I'm definitely a planner, or I try to be in every area of my life. But even the most careful of plans can fail. So I've definitely had my share of "impromptu-ness." ;) Excellent post!

  2. Impromptu is a wonderful word! It's basically how I live.

    Nice to meet you, and I hope you're enjoying the Challenge!

    A to Z Challenge Host

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    1. OMG -- your blog is wonderful (and PS - thanks for visiting mine :-)
      If it makes you feel any better I am writing this comment in bare feet, no 7" Guiseppe Zanotti's hiding under my knee immobilizer...lol. You make writing an entire post about ONE WORD seem easy! Brava!

  4. Impromptu is the best time one can have with losing control.
    Sorry about your exam, girl, though I'm sure its just your perspective. I'm sure you did well. :)

  5. I'm mostly a planneras well, but I do like occasional bouts of impromptuness. :-)

    New follower here. I’m enjoying reading my fellow “A to Z”ers. I look forward to visiting again.


  6. Interesting sping on impromptu, nicely done!