The Device Of

28 February 2023 – I walk past the James Black Gallery on East 6th, and peer in and around the shrubbery, front and side.

In the process, I meet…

a pink elephant…

a blue hippo (perhaps blue because of that cracked ear)…

a sporty canine…

and even, on a gate post…

a new word.

Which perhaps explains why in the post title I

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  1. Blane Hogue

     /  28 February 2023

    I wish I felt better knowing the meaning of aposiopesis!

  2. What a great post! I very much enjoyed the

  3. Susan

     /  5 March 2023

    Penny, the new word you have introduced to me is a devise I must have had implanted in my head. Frequently I will be in the middle of a comment and lose it. We, my sister and I call it ‘squirrel ‘, it’s as if something distracts us….mid sentence. We also call it aging….thanks for the birthday greetings..xoxo

    • You’ve just taught us all a new word! That fancy-pants one shown in my post is all about deliberate action, for literary effect. You’ve given us the perfect word for what we ordinary mortals do here in the real world, when we get distracted and lose the thread: we “squirrel”! That’s brilliant. I’ll be using it a lot. (Because, um, I do it a lot)

  4. So that’s why the title looks odd…
    New to me, too!

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