Friday, October 20, 2006

Friday Five--Word Association

Back into the routine--Friday means the RevGalBlogPals Friday Five meme. This week it's word association time!

Whirlwind: Tornado, probably much like the one in The Wizard of Oz. Brownish grey, spinning...dusty, too.

Foundation: Solid; cement, building. Interestingly enough, I don't automatically think of foundation in the sense of a non-profit benevolent-type organization, in spite of the fact that I have worked with them a lot.

Lightning: A flash of lightning, against a dark sky.

Den: A safe place, a cozy place; almost a nest, but underground.

Prey: Here's the odd thing--I think of a predator. What is up with my mind, that I think of the opposite? Say "prey," and I get a mental picture of a wolf or hawk.

Well, there's a sense of dynamicism there, for sure--of movement, witht he lightning and the whirlword--and even with foundation and den, there's the idea of settling in from movement, of coming to rest.

I can't explain the prey thing at all. And I'm not sure I want to know.

2 comments:

Songbird said...

It's hard to think of prey without it's opposite, true.

Sue said...

Funny, but when I think of "foundation" I think of the foundations department in the old Eaton's store. I never understood what bras and panties had to do with foundations (which I associated with building projects, cement pinnings and such...). I remember that the ladies that worked in the foundations department always looked really serious and business-like, so I was totally relieved when my mother bought my first bra and didn't make me go to the store to try it on. Whew!