Thursday, April 12, 2007

What do you LOATHE?

Last night at dinner James was trying to acurately define the word - LOATHE - and after asking his mother and the rest of us, he nodded his head in satisfaction and announced, " I loathe Porsches!!!!" Yup, folks, you heard it here and you heard it correctly, James loathes Porsches. I envy James's ability to know so definitively just what he likes and just what he loathes, it brings him such ease of mind. James actually means what he says, you see there are no grills on porsches and a grill is an absolute must for his idea of a car. But I grew up thinking porsches were the ABSOLUTE tops in a must have car, so I yearned for one. I even kept going out with a guy for awhile that I didn't really like, but, he had a porsche.

James's behavior gave me an idea...if I just said, with great conviction, that I loathed something that I really painfully yearned for, maybe the longing would go away. Poof! like magic.
So here goes...I loathe first class seats in air planes. I loathe Hawaiian sunsets. I loathe family rooms, you know, a room where everyone can gather and there's enough room for all to play and laugh and then go to their bedrooms at night and not have to put mattresses and foam on the floor, covering all available space just to accomodate your loved ones. Yup, that I definitely loathe. And what about a trip to the beautiful homes and gardens of England, imaginging Austin, Bronte, Eliot and others, oh, decidedly unabashed loathing. I absolutely loathe the idea of a vacation home in some beautiful, wooded mountain lot.

There - I feel much better! Sort of............well..............okay, it didn't help at all. From now on I will be as firm in my yearnings as James is in his loathings. I ache, pine, and yearn for a Hawaiian sunset....yeah....those longings feel right at home.

6 comments:

angie said...

He actually said he loathed mint and porshes - and I can attest, he does loathe mint!

Roy said...

I get it! I love it! I agree!

Love you

Josh said...

I feel everyone should loathe mint, because I really like mint chocolate chip ice cream and then though I could offer to share it generously everyone but secretly enjoy eating it all myself. I also rather like porsches but not enough to date a guy. I think that is a bit excessive. I think I loathe the seventh edition of Quantitative Chemical Analysis by Daniel C. Harris. It has a lovely picture on the front, but you can't judge a book by its cover!

Emily said...

don't worry momma- the hawaians will bring it to you soon!

Side note: Loathe is my Gardner Dee's favorite word

Abbie said...

BOO

abbie said...

I check and i check and i check..........