Sunday, May 26, 2013

Week in Seven Words #171

Dozens of photos drying on the living room floor.

He has too much chocolate cake on his plate, so she takes some of it from him. Instantly, his mouth quivers and his eyes get moist. She puts it back and gives him an endearing smile. "Do you want to share it with me?" she says. "Can I have some of it?" He considers for a moment, then breaks off the tiniest crumb and places it on her outstretched palm.

My suspicion is that I'm not going to run into her again - at least, not any time soon. I'm glad we part ways bickering, because anything else would be too sentimental for us.

Keeping to myself, sharing only general information, is a form of self-protection. No amount of shouting or guilt-tripping is going to bring the walls down.

Kids have a great sense of timing. This one gets out of bed to get a cup of water just as the most violent scene in the movie (with nudity thrown in for good measure) is underway.

It isn't an honest movie. It starts off with some interesting characters, flawed and suffering from psychological problems. Were it a better movie, it would have stayed true to them throughout. Instead, the tone about halfway through shifts to a generic romantic comedy, with little actual comedy. These characters could have gotten a hopeful or happy ending, but one that was still true to them. Instead, the filmmakers ignored their complexities and buried them in cliches.

Her wit is maturing, and it's wonderful to witness.


Nan said...

Boy, this was interesting to read. The 'brat' -hmm. And I'm wondering what the two movies are. I suspect the last one is Silver Linings Playbook, which I haven't seen yet, and may not. And sharing food is a tricky proposition. Some people don't order, say dessert, thinking they don't want any, but the person who does order knows that the other will want some. Not fair, methinks. (can you guess which person is me) One of the many great lines in Friends is 'Joey doesn't share food.' :<)

Naida said...

I can relate to edifice and lol about exposed, that's always the way.

HKatz said...

Both are Silver Linings Playbook :) You're spot on.

When it comes to desserts I rarely order them at a restaurant. When I do, it's on the understanding that I'll be sharing it with someone, because usually it's too much to take in on my own.

HKatz said...

@ Naida - ha, yes kids have a knack for this :)

Nancy Cudis said...

You are amazing. Your prose is awesome. I can relate with "brat" and "edifice". I've missed some of your Week in Seven Words so I'm backtracking.