Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Week in Seven Words #60

inferences
It's not uncommon for them to arrive at the correct answer through incorrect reasoning. And some of them say as little as possible, wisely concealing their ignorance.

peripheral
It can be good to sit at the end of a table, with one or two people around you to talk to. It's less noisy, with less competition over who will speak next. There's also no need to go along with the main topics of conversation.

spool
I speak quickly, my voice tugged out of me by the hands of the clock.

sprinkler
Small blue cellophane bags full of goodies - hamentaschen, peppermint patties, apples, oranges, chocolates in foil - sprinkled among people I know.

submerse
Just one tip of the tri-cornered hamentaschen dipped in a cup of almond milk.

trigger
There's a bowl of candy at the center of the table. I like how, shortly after one person reaches for a piece, a few others follow suit and take candy as well. That first person seems to give them permission, to show them that it's acceptable to take seconds or even thirds.

whet
Listening to the words of the text I want to know more, to understand the language, the people, the deeper meaning.

5 comments:

Lucy said...

I had to look up hamentaschen, were they poppy seed ones?

I have to say I'm usually the one that reaches first for the goodies!

Tasty list, as ever.

John Hayes said...

"Trigger" is especially interesting when read right after watching the bird flight video! I love the festive nature & humor underlying this set, & spool is a terrific image!

naida said...

I can easily imagine 'sprinkler', especially since I recently attended a bridal shower.
great week in words! I'm sensing a party/get together theme.

Claire said...

I wish I could be wise enough to conceal my ignorance with silence. Mostly I try to talk my way out of it :)

I like all the candy bits, and you are absolutely right about people following that first brave candy gobbler.

Happy Spring

Relyn said...

I think another word that would be a good description of you is thirst. You thirst for knowledge, for words, for experiences, for connections, for memory. Yes?