Thursday, February 3, 2011

I am searching for some synonyms for storm...or hurricane...
Or maybe some catch phrases dealing with storms...or hurricanes...or even Katrina in particular
Any suggestions?

1 comment:

  1. hello-I came across your blog about a month ago and find it very interesting. While not a direct synonym for a storm, see what you think of the following analogy for a storm that has been building over time. Think of it as a weather depression, vs. a storm, and see what you think of this:

    Once a group of thunderstorms has come together under the right atmospheric conditions for a long enough time, they may organize into a tropical depression. A tropical depression is the initial stage of a bigger threat - the hurricane. Instead of a round appearance similar to hurricanes, tropical depressions look like individual thunderstorms that are grouped together.

    Synonyms for depression: Despair, sadness, gloominess, misery, hopelessness, melancholy, dejection

    Where I am going with this is that, if your addiction followed the steps of this weather pattern, it kind of makes sense how Katrina was the culmination of many storms for you. Started off manageable, but snoballed into something much bigger. Not sure, but it seems like you could make a metaphor out of all of this.

    So you know where I am coming from, I have an 8 year old son with autism/mood disorder-he knows ALOT about weather, as it is one of his fixations. Interesting side note, his moods are definitely tied to weather-when we have significant fronts move through, I don't need to watch the news to know-his actions say it all. Other common threads -I did spend my honeymoon in New Orleans in '96, and lost a mom to accidental overdose. Anyways, I diverge.

    Final note-after viewing your playlists, thought you might also appreciate this quote from a band you seem to like: Nirvana(from Nevermind-"In bloom") - " changes mood". Just a thought.

    Best of luck to you-I am truly impressed.