February 11, 2024
By Kimmy Foulds
As far back as the first documented ovation in the third century B.C. from the works of Roman playwright, Plautus, specifically in the play Casina, concluded with the word plaudite, which was a directive for the audience to applaud or clap.
Though the ancient Romans had set rituals at public performances to express degrees of approval along with applauding, there were actions of snapping the finger and thumb, tapping with the flat or hollow palm and waving the flap of the toga that signaled a rhythm or tempo to appreciate art and creativity in the know experiencing the show.
Perceived gestures of clapping hands from past to present times are received with bountiful, meaningful approvals of various proclaims as valued praise and honor or getting one’s attention, who happened to be in the realms of detention.
However, marvelous reactions by encouraging joys of admiration in celebrating innovations and passionate imaginations are awarded and sorted with respect in identifying characterized, talented dignity in the verifying.
With optimistic intention, acclaiming aspects of attained accomplishments are extraordinary to embracing an intended audience with attentions to capture distinctive contributions in enjoyable and profound, spontaneous and magnificent movements.
Mannerisms with positive cheering are an overall universal feeling of communication in fun filled responses with grooving in the soothing, even reflecting back to the famous 1960s children’s learning song from Sesame Street television series, “If You’re Happy And You Know It.”
Why do people conduct this thrilling pleasure of applauding? As the author wondered for several months due to particular arenas, this kind of language sparked her curiosity in several peculiar areas of velocity to send her researching the significance of this accepted yet expected behavior to relish and decided to pursue her results with continued favor, whatever the behavior.
Since 2013, “Happy,” has been a perky, smiley hit with hand clapping, feet dancing, body swinging, head swaying and individual prancing with contagious upbeats of laughter to keep the applaud pinging to chase the beauty of inner sunshine before and after; as the author surely jigs in impromptu savor.
Reflect, from sunrise to sunset.
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