Saturday, April 30, 2011

Week in Seven Words #65

alleviation
I'm relieved to step into my apartment at the end of the day, shut the door behind me and shut out the world for a little while.

brew
I appreciate her kindness when she offers me a cup of tea. I sip at it as I wait outside, listening to the rise and fall of voices.

caged
I stalk around from one place to another - a corner of the cafe, a public computer, an armchair at the library - as if any one of those spots will contain an escape hatch.

clump
We tend to clump together at every meal, the comfortable bunch of us.

fizzing
Fat bumblebees have emerged in full force, rocketing out of rhododendrons, evergreen shrubs and porch eaves.

peppered
The last day of the holiday we go for a walk. Sticky blossoms shower down on our heads; we pick them out of our hair and off our shoulders.

staggering
I know what the outcome will be, even before I hear it pronounced. I spend the rest of the day frustrated and exhausted, trying to sketch out the bright side to myself and half-succeeding. Good can come out of this. I just wish I'd known what to do early on; it would have saved me time, energy, and this sinking sensation that I still won't get it right.

7 comments:

cettemainvivante said...

I love spring <3

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love your description of the bees, they're everywhere here, buzzing purposefully in the undergrowth

naida said...

Very nice. I can relate to clump. Its nice how food can get us to gravitate together, sometimes we don't even realize it.
And 'staggering'...*sigh*

John Hayes said...

Whatever obstacles you're facing, I have faith in your ability to overcome them &/or make something good out of a difficult situation. Having read your writing for many weeks now, I feel confident that you are a person who can rise to the occasion when necessary. & on a lighter note: I love the fizzing fat bumblebees!

HKatz said...

I love spring <3
Spring can be beautiful yes!

buzzing purposefully in the undergrowth
I don't like bees much, so I need reminders of their essential purpose in nature!

I can relate to clump. Its nice how food can get us to gravitate together
Eating is wonderfully social.

Having read your writing for many weeks now, I feel confident that you are a person who can rise to the occasion when necessary.
Thank you. I'm happy to hear this encouragement! :) And I hope I can get through this well.

HKatz said...

Add I'll add - thank you all for commenting!

Relyn said...

I have no idea what is going on, but I am so sorry for the difficulty alluded to in staggering. I hope it has all worked out well by now.