Please Make the Madness Stop!

7.24.2005

Have you ever experienced the horror of "word fixation" (my term, obviously)?

The house that I am subletting a room in this summer is, of course, furnished. And there's this very large Monet print framed and hanging in the bathroom. Every time I go in there, I cannot help but look at the bottom right hand corner which says "Les Coquelicots". And then it gets stuck on repeat in my head.

As if that's not bad enough...the other girl that is also subletting this summer has some sheet music on a stand...If, by a miracle, "Les Coquelicots" is not in my mind, "Joachim" gets stuck in there.

Does this happen to anyone else?

Can someone please tell me what the heck "Les Coquelicots" means?*

Or accompany me on the way to the insane asylum?

*I know, I know, I could look it up. Google and all. But, just writing this post is aggravating my condition. I don't think I'd like to add to it by researching "Les Coquelicots".

5 comments:

Regi McInfly said...

The Poppies

Traci said...

thank you.

Bar Bar A said...

Darn she beat me to it. I didn't know that but I was going to look it up and pretend like I did.

I don't get words stuck in my head, just songs. Today is U2 "Beautiful Day" and "Vahevalla" by Loggins and Messina with a bit of "Dancing in the Street" as recorded by Bowie and Jagger.

Slimbolala said...

Is it just me or does "Coquelicots" sound decidedly dirty? Does that make things better or worse?

Sorry.

And for what it's worth, I definitely also get fixated on words like that (although, again, I don't know if that makes things better or worse).

Traci said...

Yes!!! I think that's part of the problem!

And it does help to know that I'm not the only one. Misery loves company and all. Maybe we should start a club...

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