Before entering fully into the definition of the term bubble, it is necessary to know, first of all, what its etymological origin is. In this case, we can establish that it is a word that derives from Latin. Exactly comes from “bulbullia”, which is a repetition of “bulla”, which can be translated as “bubble” and also as “scream”.
A bubble is an onomatopoeic voice that refers to the gaseous balloon, formed inside a liquid, that rises to the surface. These bubbles can appear for different phenomena.
When the water starts to boil, we can notice the formation of steam bubbles. This is because the heat agitates the water molecules, which begin to leave the surface of the liquid. As the intensity of heat agitation increases, steam is no longer formed only on the surface, but also in the body of the water. This is how steam bubbles develop.
In the case of soap bubbles, also called soap bubbles, they are very thin layers of soap and water that make up a hollow sphere. Its formation is linked to the surface tension of the water and the influence exerted by soap, a surfactant substance.
In the same way, within the field of music we cannot ignore the existence of a song known throughout the world that has in its title the word that we are now analyzing. We are referring to the single “Bubbles of love”.
Juan Luis Guerra is the composer and singer of this creation, which has become one of his great successes. It was published in 1990 within the album “Bachata rosa”, which managed to sell more than 5 million records and which even allowed him to obtain a Grammy award.
The idea of a bubble, on the other hand, is used in a symbolic sense to name that which confers isolation. For example: “Politicians seem to live in a bubble”, “Many people move to private neighborhoods to lock themselves in a bubble and have no contact with the reality of the country”, “When I left school, the bubble burst in the which my parents had raised me ”.
In the economic field, a bubble is known as a phenomenon that implies a strong and abnormal increase in the prices of an asset, generating expectations of further increases in the future but with a significant level of risk. The bubble is formed from speculation: the rise in prices is not linked to intrinsic or real value, but is encouraged to make a profit. When the bubble bursts, prices collapse and return to their true value.
It is also necessary to underline the existence of a children’s clothing store in Valencia called Bubbles of Paper and that there are different books that also carry the term in question in their titles. This would be the case of “Bubbles of peace: a little mindfulness book for children and not so young.”
Sylvia Comas is the author of this literary work, which is a simple and practical manual for practicing the aforementioned mindfulness as a family through exercises and games. In this way, both adults and children will learn to control their stress.