The etymology of whim takes us to capriccio, a word of the Italian language. A whim is called a decision or one requirement What is it arbitrary and whose origin is in a whim .
For example: "I'm not going to sell my car on your own whim", "I'm sick of your whims!", “My daughter bought a pink wallet on a whim and then never used it”.
The concept also applies to element , he animal or the individual that is the object of a whim: “The new caprice cost the singer thirty thousand dollars”, "The model was just another whim of the Hollywood star", “I explained to my son that dogs are not a whim”.
For the psychology , a whim is an idea that a person develops beyond logic and reasonableness . These are thoughts that are not built according to ordinary rules and that are often linked to the eccentric.
When the whims are adopted by the children, they usually talk about tantrum or huff . A little 4 year old can cry and scream if his parents They don't satisfy your whims. In the case of pregnant women, it is known as cravings to the wishes they intend to fulfill in a capricious manner.
In addition to all of the above, we cannot ignore that in the city of Madrid there is a very important place that bears in its name the term that now occupies us. We are referring to the famous Parque del Capricho, located in the Alameda de Osuna neighborhood.
About 14 hectares of extension has this place that has its origin in the eighteenth century. And it was in 1787 when he was commissioned to build the Duchess of Osuna. Construction that would be extended from then until 1839.
It should be noted that it is considered the only park of Romanticism in the Spanish capital and is declared of Cultural Interest. To all of the above, it should be added that special corners such as the Casa de la Vieja, the Palace of the Dukes of Osuna, the Pond of the Swans, the Fountain of the Dolphins or the Obelisk called Saturn Wheel can be admired.
Among the most peculiar constructions it has on its land is the bunker or shelter of the Jaca Position. This, which was erected during the Civil War, was the headquarters of the Republican Army.
In the field of music , it is called caprice to an animated composition of free character. There are also whims in the architecture : in this case, they are decoration elements that arise from the imagination and are used in gardens.
In the same way, in the musical field it is necessary to emphasize a composition for classical guitar that takes the title "Arab whim". It was written by the Castellón musician Francisco Tárrega in the year 1892 and throughout history it has been performed by the best guitarists in the country such as, for example, the jienense Andrés Segovia.