Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Week in Seven Words #79

chord
I love hearing people talk about a piece of writing that got to them in some way, whether they like it or not; the passion in their analysis is beautiful.

eyrie
The children's section of the bookstore is full of possibility and vision. Richly illustrated picture books show moonlit skies, animals reveling in meadows, wizards roaming the woods with wands flashing. The walls sing with color. It's sequestered from the rest of the store, a world apart from the blander adult aisles, the racks of sweatshirts and wrinkled magazines.

goodwill
I like this stretch of neighborhood, especially in the morning hours. On one side of the street there are trees and a branch of the public library; on the other side there's a post office, bookstore, and a smattering of tables beneath an awning. The day isn't too hot yet, people look pleasant and determined, and there are no lines at the post office.

planner
She buys me an 18-month planner. It has a pale green cover with gold butterflies and scrolling leaves.

reroute
On the phone she blocks me out, so I resort to email. For several minutes I type, explaining what it is I feel and why it is I need to be heard, a claim to attention I rarely make; and after checking that the words aren't angry or hurtful, but just too firm to ignore, I send it off instead of saving it as a draft that will never see the light of day.

rustle
The other room hums quietly with the T.V., with her footsteps, drawers opening and sliding shut. The place doesn't feel like a vacant shell.

tar
My fingers on the keys feel coated in it.

4 comments:

Uma said...

I miss doing a weekly exercise like this and hopefully will return to it when I reach my new (and exotic to me) home in NM. Meanwhile, I enjoy reading yours.

— uma, the blogger formerly known as m. heart, lol.

naida said...

I like 'Chord', it's so true. I also like tar, veyr creative week in words like always.
Enjoy your weekend ;)

John Hayes said...

What a interesting collection of words & vignettes--it's almost like two distinct sections with the planner as a divider!

HKatz said...

miss doing a weekly exercise like this and hopefully will return to it when I reach my new (and exotic to me) home in NM
I hope you return to it, and good luck with your move to New Mexico.

I like 'Chord', it's so true
And one of the reasons I love talking about writing to people.

it's almost like two distinct sections with the planner as a divider!
That's a very interesting way of looking at it :)

Thanks all for commenting :)