Index of Her Joy Reflex

Entomologist Justin O. Schmidt drew up an index to categorize the discomfort caused by stinging insects. The attack of the bald-faced hornet is "rich, hearty, slightly crunchy. Similar to getting your hand mashed in a revolving door." A paper wasp delivers pain that's "caustic and burning," with a "distinctly bitter aftertaste. Like spilling a beaker of hydrochloric acid on a paper cut." The sweat bee, on the other hand, can hurt you in a way that's "light, ephemeral, almost fruity. A tiny spark has singed a single hair on your arm."

In bringing this to your attention, I want to inspire the pronoiac rebel in you. Your homework is to create an equally nuanced and precise index of three experiences that feel really good.
~ The Rhetorical Oracle


(Practically mumbling to herself) Precise nuancification of three experiences that feel really good?


How nice to have so many to choose from.


I've got it! It's a simple scale. *

5= "Hmmmmm"
4= "Hmmmm"
3= "Hmmm"
2= "Hmm"
1= "Hm"

A) Having a talented artist interested in dusting off my old lyrics and making them into a shiny new demo that gets sent to a budding record company that takes enough interest in the artist to sign her has a "rich, hearty, slightly electric feel that is simply awesome. Similar to dancing at night on the beach when no one is watching." Definitely a Hummmmm! (Note: I add a "u" to keep with a musical theme.) = 5


B) Having a talented director take an interest in producing two of my one-acts for the stage to amazingly receptive audiences which in turn generates greater interest in future stagings of my writing has a "distinctively sweet aftertaste. Much like the beautiful make-believe world of childhood." Uh, Hmmmmm! = 5

Moving on.

C) Having a strong sense of well-being in the roles of mother, sister, friend and any other supporting character life casts me into being has a "light, lasting, blissful quality. Equal to nothing I have ever known." H.M.M.M.M.M! = 5

*Watch for this in the future. I think I'm on to something.