Sunday, March 17, 2013

Week in Seven Words #162

awakening
When I talk to him on the phone, he tells me that he's finally starting to treat himself fairly, see himself as someone who has a lot to offer. It's inspiring to hear him speak this way, especially in light of my own tendencies to undervalue myself and play down my abilities.

fandom
I love the unpredictability of people (as long as they don't turn out to be axe murderers). I never imagined I'd get into an in-depth conversation on fanfiction tropes with someone at a Shabbat lunch.

lonesome
Books, photos, a light behind a door that's mostly closed. She talks about all the things she'll do, some day, and casually mentions that she's afraid of dying.

potential
I'm reminded again of what an asset it is to have patience, as long as patience doesn't turn into inertia.

shamefaced
Two choices: implode with embarrassment, convinced that you've lost everyone's respect... or just keep going and realize that, contrary to what your melodramatic brain is telling you, things are actually ok, and no one cares as much as you think they do.

strop
The fierce sulking of a teenaged girl.

vowels
Wheel of Fortune is fun for young kids who are learning to spell.

3 comments:

Anne Higgins said...

Just stumbled upon your blog - I like it very much, and will visit again. The title drew me in; I love that Wilbur poem. Do you know his poem "The Hole in the Floor" ? That's a great one, also.

Best wishes from Anne

HKatz said...

Welcome, Anne :) I haven't yet read "The Hole in the Floor" but I'll look it up - thanks!

Relyn Lawson said...

, and no one cares as much as you think they do. This is a lesson I have to keep learning again and again.