Thursday, October 25, 2012

Week in Seven Words #142

effusive
She talks without pause about books, school, computers, e-readers, clothes, and soccer, and apologizes (unnecessarily) for talking too much, even as she tells her younger sister not to interrupt her.

faded
The trees are dusted with yellow and pale orange, and the shadows are long as we stand together beside the remains of a picnic. Most people have left, except for a businessman who tells us about his mystical healing powers.

germinal
I don't think it's best for me to stay in my current home for more than a year or two. We'll see.

soured
In the car, an atmosphere of rancor and brokenness.

strands
His speech is made up of several beautiful threads that don't get tied together.

synergistic
Seared tuna with avocado and mango. The ingredients separately don't move me one way or another, but together they're bliss.

tapped
He looks away at one point, tears in his eyes, as he asks for advice. My voice sounds stronger and wiser than I am; the words emerge from a place that's deeper than the surface pettiness and worries in my life. But I don't know if any long-term good will come of this conversation.

6 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

Excellent selection as ever! I'm imagining a conversation between 'strands' and 'effusive'

naida said...

"Effusive" made me smile. And I like "Strands".
Enjoy your weekend.

HKatz said...

Thank you both; so glad you enjoyed :)

fiction-books said...

Hi Hila,

I guess that 'effusive' would be a polite word to apply to myself then, as I am always being accused of talking too much, although I like to think that I do stop long enough to allow others to have their say. I also tend to talk with my hands quite a lot (just in case the mouth was not enough on its own!), which is very disconcerting for many people.

I also loved synergistic. I can imagine a dish made with those tasty ingredients and maybe just a little rice, eaten at a boardwalk cafe, overlooking the ocean, watching the sunset.

Great post, as always,

Yvonne

HKatz said...

Thanks, Yvonne. I love your thoughts about where such a great dish would be eaten :) It wasn't at a boardwalk cafe, but indoors in a restaurant in suburbia, in a crowded noisy room.

I also tend to talk with my hands quite a lot (just in case the mouth was not enough on its own!)

That's a lovely way of putting it - I think gestures are so expressive and lively (I don't mind it when people gesture a lot).

Relyn Lawson said...

You make me want to take to the kitchen.