Self-Portrait in Verbs

While reading Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch, Let Verbs Power Your Writing by Constance Hale, I couldn’t help but wonder; who am I in verbs?

Care. Love. Value. Invest. Hug. Kiss. Worry. Hurt. Hunger. Hope. Pine. Cry. Rejoice. Expect. Wish. Babysit. Laugh. Play.

Plan. Sew. Crochet. Quilt. Design. Construct. Volunteer. Help. Donate.

Walk. Bike. Dance. Drive. Shop. Spend. Save. Enjoy. Cook. Clean. Eat. Drink. Celebrate. Share

See. Hear. Speak. Object. Flout. Argue. Understand. Empathize. Sympathize. Simplify. Clarify. Complicate. Resolve. Lend. Borrow.

Murmur. Mutter. Whisper. Shout. Madden. Sadden. Gladden. Reminisce. Feel. Fear. Respond. Need. Want. Despair. Fold. Rest. Sleep. Dream. Imagine. Fantasize. Wonder.

Procrastinate. Text. Email. Avoid. Sit. Work. Write. Rewrite. Read. Research. Compile. Compose. Edit. Agonize. Learn. Study. Critique. Review. Collect. Envy. Aspire. Appreciate. Wander. Travel. Blog. Remember. Forget.

Teach. Manage. Encourage. Support. Mentor. Listen. Calm. Give. Advise. Counsel.

Pray. Question. Doubt. React. Accept. Think. Live. Breathe. Survive. Wait. Tolerate. Confer. Consult. Ache, Ail. Medicate. Limp (upon occasion).

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