Sunday, December 31, 2017

Week in Seven Words #377

Revisiting the same text, I find in it something new. Better yet, I have someone to discuss it with.

There's a snow globe approach to history that preserves a golden moment. It's untainted and unchanging, this little world of pretty homes and valleys and people smiling without end. It never existed outside of the glass, but that doesn't matter to the people who admire it.

The meal is in some ways about endurance. It's about not losing my temper when faced with crassness, disrespect, and a smarminess that's tempting to smack off someone's face.

As he opens his mouth, he realizes that no one he wants to talk to is paying attention. He looks around the room once more, hoping for eye contact, before settling back in his chair and staring at his plate.

The tree leans over the path to inspect the fire hydrant hidden in the shrub.

The mistake was preventable, I was careless, and I hurt someone else too.

The soup makes for a complete meal. Each spoonful of this amazing soup is a blessing.


Brian Joseph said...

I get so much satisfaction and joy out of reading. I think that I really understand what you mean by behold.

I guess that I am so lucky that since I have been an adult I have not had to endure bad behavior at meals. That includes meals with coworkers, distant relations, etc.

Have a happy New Year's!

The Bookworm said...

I like all of these, especially behold and charmed. I can relate to gritted unfortunately but at least it's not often.
Enjoy your week and Happy New Year!

HKatz said...

@ Brian - yes, reading is wonderful :) As for bad behavior at meals, it thankfully doesn't happen all the time, but it still happens.

@ Naida - thanks, I hope you have a wonderful new year too.