Friday, November 2, 2012

Week in Seven Words #143

camaraderie
It's great to be able to laugh with the people you work with.

encounters
I don't know what I'll see by the wine store each time I pass it. Sometimes it's a family with kids who've gotten their faces painted. Other times it might be a man on a cigarette break, or a woman screaming at the back window of a car, where she sees her own reflection.

hazy
A bottle of wine, some boardgames, and some bad television make for a lazy evening.

opacity
Many problems come from mental blocks. When you're convinced from the start that you'll do badly you generate a self-fulfilling prophecy. You can't think about anything else aside from how badly you'll do. Why is it so much easier for me to see this tendency in other people than it is to catch it in myself?

ostensibly
People can't admit they've shown up just for the booze and food, so what they do is throw in some lofty speeches that they can pretend to pay attention to while getting liquored up.

sorrowed
Calling up a friend I haven't spoken to in a while to find out he's in the hospital on his birthday.

year-round
At the Shakespeare Garden, poetry and stinging insects are perennial.

6 comments:

Relyn Lawson said...

We had a small Shakespeare Garden at our university. It was where Jeffrey proposed to me.

HKatz said...

That's so lovely - a great memory to have from a Shakespeare Garden. Did he incorporate Shakespeare into the proposal? :)

naida said...

I like the idea of camaraderie and the Shakespeare Garden sounds nice!

Lucy said...

I know 'opacity' is true. Interesting label for it too. Though I think I'm more inclined to observe it in myself than to recognise other people suffer from it too; I always assume they're doing just fine and I'm the only one with the problem!

HKatz said...

I always assume they're doing just fine and I'm the only one with the problem!

That's true for me when it comes to other things :)

HKatz said...

@ Naida - camaraderie is wonderful!