Sunday, July 3, 2011

Week in Seven Words #74

cartographical
To solve the game I sketch out maps on lined paper with squiggly tunnels and shaky rooms, roads that leap too far right or left. I love it when I haven't yet explored everything, and there are blank spaces, terra incognita.

changeable
For the exact same task, twenty minutes isn't nearly enough time on one day but a decent amount of time on another.

inflation
The quality of a mediocre film improves when you watch it in good company.

interplanetary
When talking to different friends it can feel as if I'm bouncing around from one planet to another - some are brilliant and turbulent, others are spare and rocky, a few aren't planets at all but friendly moons with valleys, caves, and silver mountains. But they're all inviting, one way or another.

meandering
I like his free associative style of speaking. He says what comes to mind, but it's never anything malicious - at worst it's irrelevant, but mostly in an amusing way.

puffy
Pizza dough slowly swelling in a bowl.

terpsichorean
At half past midnight, while walking past the brightly lit windows of a bank, I see a janitor inside mopping the floor. Several feet away his young daughter twirls around with a broom.

5 comments:

John Hayes said...

Somehow "cartographical" seems to resonate thru all the entries--& I especially loved "interplanetary" too.

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh I was going to say much as John already said! But plus terpsichorean would be a wonderful scene in a film...

naida said...

I agree with 'inflation' and I like 'interplanetary' also.

HKatz said...

Somehow "cartographical" seems to resonate thru all the entries
I see what you're saying...

But plus terpsichorean would be a wonderful scene in a film...
Yes! It felt for a few moments like I was watching a silent film.

I like 'interplanetary' also.
My friends are inspiring!

Thanks all for commenting.

Relyn said...

inflation is absolutely true - I love that you noticed and recorded this.

and terpsichorean - love that image so much.