Thursday, November 6, 2008

NaBloPoMo Day 6: Five Adjectives

One of my favorite books of all time is Nora Ephron's great novel Heartburn. I've written about it before, because I love the story and I love the story of the story and I love the food in the story. Nora Ephron was married to Carl Bernstein of Woodward and Bernstein, and he had an affair with an absolutely wretched woman, a Washington D.C. socialite. It must have been devastating to her, and it all comes out in Heartburn.

In one wonderful scene (I can't remember if it's in the book or in the movie, or both) there is a scene where the characters play a game where they choose five words or short phrases to describe themself. I love this little exercise. It is more illuminating than a three-hour-long conversation, sometimes, when it comes to finding out who someone really is.

One character says that he is:

Jewish.
Married.
Lawyer.
Father.
Hungry.

See what I mean? That character's wife says that she is:

Unemployed.
Mother.
Good-natured.
Shiksa.
Sister.

The main character's list:

Pregnant.
Wife.
Mother.
Writer.
Happy.

Here's my list. Leave me yours in the comments.

Mother.
Partner.
Friend.
Creative.
Adjusting.

3 comments:

Kimberly said...

Wife
Mother
Writer
Unsure
Tired

Anonymous said...

Mother
Wife
Editor
Trying
Overlooked

amber said...

Wife.
Dog owner.
Photographer.
Humanist.
Friendly.

I think those are in order, too. (I wandered over here from the NaBloPoMo blogroll.)