Saturday, June 18, 2011

Week in Seven Words #72

edulcoration
After it's rained, the clean smell of trees, earth, and evergreen shrubs.

moppet
Two smudgy handprints on the door at knee level. A child has pressed up against the glass to look out and to try to push the door open; the handle is still out of reach.

nitty-gritty
Over an hour's worth of conversations with an insurance rep, a bank rep, and a customer service rep for a huge labyrinthine company. Not the best way to start the morning, but to my joy each person I speak to seems lucid and willing to help, and it could have dragged on longer.

pealing
Laughter is a kind of escape, a beautiful cloud of noise to sink into several seconds here and there while forgetting dignity, worries, and mostly everything else.

readjustment
No epiphanies; instead a painstaking process of discovery that could very well lead to failure. At least I'm learning; nothing's wasted, not time or brain cells, if I've learned something.

tormented
A bumblebee dying just inside the doors of a grocery store, only several feet away from the flowers in cellophane and the crates of fruit.

vertiginous
In the library the shelves are long, the aisles between them are narrow, and the books come in so many different colors and sizes, that I have trouble focusing my eyes. If I don't look mostly at the floor I get dizzy.

5 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

that poor bee, that's so sad...

Lucy said...

Readjustment - doesn't seem to get any easier, does it. Your courage is commendable.

7 wonders, as always!

John Hayes said...

I agree with Crafty Green Poet--the "tormented" image is poignant. "Edulcoration" is quite a word--beautiful--had me scrambling for the dictionary!

naida said...

'pealing' is nice, I do agree laughter is a form of escape.

'tormented' made me think 'awwww'

HKatz said...

that poor bee, that's so sad...
I don't even like bees, and I thought it was poignant.

Readjustment - doesn't seem to get any easier, does it. Your courage is commendable.
Thanks, that's very kind. I don't feel especially courageous.

"Edulcoration" is quite a word--beautiful--had me scrambling for the dictionary!
I love it when I bring about a dictionary moment!

'pealing' is nice, I do agree laughter is a form of escape.
One of the best kinds.

Thanks all for your wonderful comments.