Sunday, April 19, 2020

Week in Seven Words #504

This covers the week of 9/15/19 - 9/21/19.

She likes being read to while she's being fed. And she likes repeated readings. This time, it's the Berenstain Bears and a dinosaur bone that goes missing from a museum. After the nth such reading, I sit across from her and her dad with a book about a different bear: Corduroy. She switches chairs and settles in for another story that bears repetition.

She tells me that her favorite teacher, a humanities teacher, resembles me, which is why it's her favorite class.

She repeats the name of her car's model, in bursts of delight.

His interest in wrestling has diminished. Now he's into fishing and fishing videos.

Not for the first time, I wonder if I were to get up, push my chair back in, and leave, would anyone present care.

It amuses me when a teenager tries to be shocking. Kid, you don't know how young you look to me.

His voice is wrenching. At midnight, the lights flicker out, as if in response to the feelings he has evoked.