Saturday, December 11, 2010

Week in Seven Words #45

chapped
My knuckles crack open in the cold.

culmination
All eight candles are lit along with the presiding shamash; the light they give is defiant and cheerful.

fragment
A slender journal in Hebrew, and the story of a girl who lived decades ago and died young. She left a deep impression on her teacher, who wrote about her elevated spirit and discerning mind; this teacher wanted to preserve her writing and keep her memory alive. In her black and white photo she looks serious and severely lovely.

listing
The project drifts off course and onto some rocks. It groans, tilts, and waits in weary silence for intervention.

peepers
Their eyes appear on the screen as two blank white circles on a black square. The circles squeeze to nothing and spring to full circumference; they waver and blur and shift from side to side. They seem to belong to a cartoon character blinking out of a dark room.

tight-lipped
My front door won't admit me, and at first I'm not sure why.

twinkle
Snow drifts down in the late afternoon. It's the best time of day for it, knowing that there are warm places waiting for me at the end of the day's work.

7 comments:

Crystal Calliope said...

I really enjoyed both twinkle and tight-lipped. I hope you have a warm and happy holiday season. (In one of our other posts I really liked the image of the little boys and their dreidels, I forgot to tell you. It was so festive and sweet)

Lubna said...

Wishing you a happy week ahead.

John Hayes said...

Love the "defiant" light--& great sounds in "chapped." But "fragment" is really remarkable--that is deep & poignant.

naida said...

I like the image you create with 'twinkle'. It kind of reminds me of when I'm driving home from work in the evening and it's flurrying outside.

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patteran said...

chapped
Me too. Can't find the cure-all hand cream. Any ideas?

twinkle
Yes, so right.

Yolanda said...

Interesting and creative way to sum up your week. I hope you have a lovely week ahead.

HKatz said...

Thanks everyone for sharing your thoughts.

I really enjoyed both twinkle and tight-lipped.
Thanks, Crystal. I hope you have a wonderful happy holiday season too. And yes, the boys playing dreidels were sweet and festive :)

But "fragment" is really remarkable--that is deep & poignant.
Thank you, John. The journal in "fragment" also came out of the blue. Just a weekday in the office, and someone comes and shows it to me.

It kind of reminds me of when I'm driving home from work in the evening and it's flurrying outside.
Great image, naida. It's a cozy feeling, knowing you're going home just as the snow is picking up.

Can't find the cure-all hand cream. Any ideas?
I wish I knew myself! :)

Interesting and creative way to sum up your week. I hope you have a lovely week ahead.
Thanks for visiting, Yolanda; I hope you have a great week too.