Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Week in Seven Words #78

cascade
I could be a cartoon - a wide-eyed foolish girl in a canoe paddling towards a waterfall. I know it's there, right ahead. I can hear it, I can feel the impending descent in my bones, but I think that if I brace myself in my seat and hold the oar a little tighter I'll glide over the edge gracefully. Maybe the best I can hope for at this point is to make it amusing - the canoe shoots out, hangs in the air; I smile, look down, say "uh oh" in a goofy voice, and plummet. Laughter will help me crawl out of the wreckage later.

eupnea
Stepping out into a cool morning that promises rain, I walk slowly and focus on breathing.

excitable
The yolks sizzle and crisp in the pan. Cheese bubbles, and the salsa spits red and green.

lounging
Stunned by the heat of the afternoon, I sprawl on my bed with a book and read by the light that beats in through the blinds.

metamorphosis
The large owlish sunglasses change her face so much that only the fact that she's staring in my direction and smiling makes me stop walking and take a closer look.

overextend
For everything I do I wonder if I could be doing something better, more worthwhile. I'm so caught up in 'what-ifs' that I get little done.

vitiligo
The remaining roses are a pale brittle pink, as if they have a skin condition.

7 comments:

John Hayes said...

"Eupnea" is a great word (the Classical Greek training of my youth came in handy there.) "Cascade" is so poignant & funny, almost like "reflections on a Chaplin scene."

Relyn said...

Cascade? YES!! I know exactly what you mean. YIKES! I'm thinking of you.

Crafty Green Poet said...

cascade is excellent, and having visited a very high waterfall recently and stood right at it's top, i can see it both literally and metaphorically!

Ciara said...

Another collection of still, perfect moments.

But Eupnea. The most perfect. :-)

naida said...

cascade sounds thrilling. I like how you describe metamorphosis.
Great week in words as always.

Elisheva said...

Vitiligo !!! what a great sounding word. Roses that have blown or bloomed seem the very essence of impermanence, I love wilting roses now, as if I have allowed some part of me to accept the passing of things, even beautiful things.

Thank you.....a week of wonderful words. x

HKatz said...

"Cascade" is so poignant & funny, almost like "reflections on a Chaplin scene."
Thank you! I've had some bumbling, poignant, Chaplinesque moments these recent weeks...

Cascade? YES!! I know exactly what you mean. YIKES! I'm thinking of you.
I think I'm currently over the waterfall...

and having visited a very high waterfall recently and stood right at it's top
That sounds splendid.

But Eupnea. The most perfect. :-)
Thanks, I needed the breather :)

cascade sounds thrilling. I like how you describe metamorphosis.
Metamorphosis really caught me unawares because it's someone I know well!

I love wilting roses now, as if I have allowed some part of me to accept the passing of things, even beautiful things.
That's a beautiful thought; thanks all for commenting :)