Essay Tuesday placeholder

30 Jan

If you haven’t been paying attention, Essay Tuesday is now a monthly feature rather than a weekly feature. We are a busy people with Scrabulous moves to make. The current topic: What’s your word? You have to describe yourself in one word, such that a complete stranger would get an accurate picture of your personality. Oh, and your friends have to agree with your choice.

I’m stumped. I was thinking about it while I walked around town this morning and this song has been haunting me all day. For now I defer to the nuns as they ponder how you find a word that means Maria Jobonga?

Of particular note:

When I’m with her I’m confused
Out of focus and bemused
And I never know exactly where I am
Unpredictable as weather
She’s as flighty as a feather
She’s a darling! She’s a demon! She’s a lamb!

She’d outpester any pest
Drive a hornet from its nest
She could throw a whirling dervish out of whirl
She is gentle! She is wild!
She’s a riddle! She’s a child!
She’s a headache! She’s an angel!
She’s a girl!

My “word” continues to elude me. Seriously. How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?

How do you hOOOld a mOOOOnbeam. In your hAAAAAnd?

4 Responses to “Essay Tuesday placeholder”

  1. Jill 01/31/08 at 12:13 am #

    aaah, thanks for singing to me. it was exactly the uplifting thing I needed after trying and failing to finish a chapter in my database book.

  2. sister katie 01/31/08 at 9:38 am #

    one might suggest that ‘jobonga’ already says it all…

  3. Lucia 01/31/08 at 11:22 am #

    could Maria be your word?

  4. ngtamber 01/31/08 at 9:51 pm #

    I would just put hyphens between all the lyrics and call them one word. We are librarians; we can make our own rules.

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