It seems like there is always one word in your vocabulary that immediately draws up a single image every time you hear it. For me that word is obtuse. I don't remember the first time I heard it; that image didn't stick. However, I will never forget hearing Andy Dufrense calling Warden Nortonobtuse in The Shawshank Redemption. Whenever I hear the word obtuse I remember that movie scene. It doesn't matter if the word is used as a math definition or as a put down, I always think of Andy and the Warden in The Shawshank Redemption. I can't even explain why the scene stuck with me. Possibly because I've had some wardens in my life that I wanted to call obtuse. Yet, I was unwilling to risk time in the hole (or in my case, the unemployment line). Perhaps it is the fact that Andy found a way to deal with the obtuse person in his life. Whatever the reason, each time I hear obtuse, I smile thinking that even if I am dealing with someone too obtuse to take a hint, I don't have to let them get to me, I can find my own resolution to the situation.
Muse For Today: What one word brings a familiar thought/image to your mind?