WHEN I THINK OF PARALLEL – Marilyn Armstrong

PARALLEL – The Daily Post


My mind rarely goes blank unless I’m looking for a word that has gone missing. But this time, literally — there’s nothing there.

We’ve done a bunch of similar words and I think I’m lost between synchronicity, clues, cabals, and collusion. Are these parallels? Of what are they parallels? What am I missing.

Right now, I’m missing something. I don’t know what it might be, but it is definitely leaving a hole where the rain gets in – and kept my mind from wandering. (That’s a line in a Beatles song, in case you missed it).

I look outside and it’s raining. Again. Cold. Raining. I get cranky (that was another word … from last week I believe) and irritable.

I would be glad for a parallel universe, though. A nice clean version of this universe, but without the sludge and the pollution and the murder. If parallels are “on offer,” sign me up for the “other” one. This one isn’t making me happy.

19 thoughts on “WHEN I THINK OF PARALLEL – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. I don’t want a parallel world. I might find others there that have also decided to join that I would be glad to avoid, certain politicians perhaps. I have spent my entire life coming to grips with this world and don’t want to go through it all again.

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  2. Parallel is one of those words that makes me question whoever it was that established its spelling. Why double the first L instead of the second one? Intuition always makes me think it should be spelled “paralell,” so I always have to stop and consciously think about where the double L goes, and there’s no handy trick to remembering its odd spelling. I’m sure there’s a parallel universe out there where the word is actually spelled “paralell”….

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    1. I have the same problem with truly which I’m SURE should be “truely” because it looks WRONG the other way. But English spelling is completely random. For every rule, there are a dozen exceptions. I also want to double the second “L” … but then it looks wrong. If I could check spelling using Google, I’d be finished.

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