Another Surreal Thursday, you can choose to be Lachrymose or Hard-boiled.
Like an onion , sheds layers
Of moist emotions.
Hardened shells float,
Emotions bubble, surface –
Lachrymose : 1. given to tears or weeping – tearful
2. causing or tending to cause tears – mournful
1. to cook an egg in its shell until both white & yolk solidify
2. ungiven to tears or sentiment – tough, unsentimental nature
3. a literary style, most commonly associated with crime fiction (especially detective stories), and distinguished by the unsentimental portrayal of violence and sometimes sex . The central character in such a narrative is a hard-boiled detective, Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon.
Today has been a hectic day for a number of reasons. I had some upsetting news late in the day. When I am stressed, I either cook, bake, take photographs, manipulate photographs, scribble thoughts in a global stream or some combination of these activities.
I was planning today’s post, but the emotional charge modified the trajectory. I decided to see how many tags I could legitimately connect to this post.
Also, I noted that the BBQ season has started on the blogs, my BBq perogies post is getting hits again.
The poem is a linked haiku. Wanted to see if I could use the terms and tie it to the images. Did I mention how I handle stress ?