Friday, June 8, 2007

Spicy!



Intense images of deep paprika, burnt orange, and shimmering gold intermingled with olive and mocha skin tones coalesce while the scent of curry wafts through the air. These are the swirling images my mind conjures when embracing the meaning of spicy. Spicy isn't a slutty behind doors affair. Spicy is passion in it's most classic sense of the word. The Paso Doble or Rumba as opposed to disco. Garam Masala rather than barbecue. Spicy has an air of elitism that is lacking in just plain jalapeno hot. Layers of tradition, flavor, and love lend sophistication to spicy that keeps it from merely existing as an all-out sensory attack.

16 comments:

Lucy said...

the flow of your words was super spicy. good post!

MaryD said...

love the colors, shapes and textures of the different spices... your words bring it to life. very nice!

gautami tripathy said...

"Spicy has an air of elitism that is lacking in just plain jalapeno hot."

So very true. Loved your short, to th point post.

Thanks for your visit.
BTW, ginger tea is good for cough.

Liza's Eyeview said...

"Spicy is passion in it's most classic sense of the word." - I like that!

I agree with lucy - the flow of your words was super spicy. good post!

Regina Clare Jane said...

It's interesting how practically everyone associates spicy with hot, but really, one does not necessarily go with the other!
This is beautifully written!

colleen said...

Whew! Love that first line. This is like what I wanted to write today, but I went with what was on my plate.

[a} said...

The word spicy reminds me of the colour gold.
I LOVE "olive & mocha skin tones coalesce while the scent of curry wafts through the air."

Gave me such a vivid picture of blurs of people intermingling in a family gathering, while curry blends them all together.

Are you Indian? Because that picture you give in this post sounds so desi. :)

Stacy said...

Great post and photo.

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

"Spicy has an air of elitism that is lacking in just plain jalapeno hot." I agree! What a great line . . . and post.

Frances said...

Your words moved like a tango - aye yi yi yi - you know your spice!
Thanks for sharing,
Frances

lisrobbe said...

What a brilliant description for spicy. The photo really helps to capture the essence of your words.

Jennifer said...

thank you for the thursdaythirteen info!

Rob Kistner said...

SM -Wonderful writing and very true. Gorgeous choice of a photograph.

Thank! ;)

Sentient Marrow said...

All of your positive comments have left me feeling warm and fuzzy inside so I want to thank everyone who commented.

[a} I am not Indian but take it as a huge compliment. I am fascinated by other cultures and people groups and as of the past two years have been experiencing a growing interest in Bollywood and all things Indian. Of course, I've been drawn to Indian food for years but that's another story.

While I think the photo is fabulous, it is not mine but does have a link written on it for anyone who is interested.

lissa said...

I like this descriptions and the way it's written. Very well done.

Ampersand said...

Girlfriend! Look at you with all your comments :0.

It is a really great piece of writing !