So Many Uses


Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. 


The more we do these one-word prompts, the more impressed I am with all the different ways one word can be used. I don’t know if this is unique to English, but it would surely explain why some feel the English language, a polyglot of  hundreds of other languages, is so difficult to learn.

Simmer.  I love fall cooking, because I can build a pot of soup or stew early in the day, bring it to a boil, then turn it down and let it simmer for hours until all the flavors are rich and full-bodied. simmering-pot-of-turkey-vegetable-soup-f5c443

I have a scent simmering pot that I like to use at this time of year. Even if I’m not cooking, I can fill the house with spicy fall aromas.


On the darker side, you want to be careful of people whose tempers simmer 24/7. They can erupt into a rolling boil at any moment, and everyone in their path will be scorched by the explosion. These are bitter, angry people who can find fault with every single thing, no matter how much others may be enjoying the same thing. Unhappy, critical people. Best avoided.


Then you have the simmering plot and sub-plots of a good novel, story lines that keep you engaged until the final page, when you wish the book would never end.


See how versatile this word is?  And I’m pretty sure I’ve only scratched the surface.


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