Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Week in Seven Words #95

cornucopian
My plate has something of everything: turkey and spicy beef, mashed yams and herbed potatoes, cranberry sauce, broccoli and Brussels sprouts, and a slender wedge of potato pashtida (a Jewish/Israeli frittata/quiche type of food, cooked here without a crust). Apple cider is served for drinks, and for dessert there's some of the sweet corn bread that was baking while we ate dinner.

countenance
Infants can look more solemn, critical and perceptive than the adults around them.

cupcakes
While gift-shopping at a bookstore I see cupcakes everywhere: cupcake calendars, cupcake recipe books, cupcakes on cards. Maybe there's always been a plethora of cupcake products, and I haven't noticed. Now they leap out at me in shades of pastel lavender and dark blotchy chocolate, kittenish pink and creamy white, sporting sprinkles or periwinkle candles.

offshoot
We leave the paved path by the lake and go down a muddier offshoot; damp and soft, it coils past rocks and crackling bushes with berries.

orthography
I love the painstaking way they spell and write, focusing intently on each letter as if they realize how vulnerable language is to error and miscommunication. And each word they spell correctly is a door springing open.

refraction
My new glasses seem to have finally made peace with my brain and eyes.

salvaged
She uses scrap paper, old shoeboxes, felt, string and other odds and ends for her crafts projects; things that her family might have thrown out become the cards and presents she gives them on special occasions.

6 comments:

Monica said...

love to read these.

is there a cupcake craze out there?

glad the glasses have made that peace. ;)

Crafty Green Poet said...

ha! salvaged is just spot on, i do that too

naida said...

yes, cupcakes are everywhere lately aren't they? lol

cornucopian is making me hungry :)

Relyn said...

Salvaged is my favorite. I just adore that kind of person. the cupcake craze is fairly new, I'd say. My daughter is crazy over them.

John Hayes said...

Countenance is so true! I liked Orthography very well too. Another good set all-around (sorry to be so late--will be off to read your story today if possible!)

HKatz said...

Thanks all for stopping by and commenting.

glad the glasses have made that peace. ;)

So am I! Certainly the eyes feel more comfortable.

yes, cupcakes are everywhere lately aren't they? lol

The funny thing is I like to look at a well-made cupcake more than I like to eat one.

ha! salvaged is just spot on, i do that too

It's a great use of materials!

Salvaged is my favorite. I just adore that kind of person.
The person I refer to in my post is someone I love very much :)

Countenance is so true! I liked Orthography very well too.
Observing children can teach us many things.