Monday, January 23, 2012

The River: Writing Challenge Day 21

Austere:  I will admit I need to do first things first (just to be sure I know of which I speak):


  1. Severe or strict in manner, attitude, or appearance: "an austere man with a puritanical outlook".
  2. (of living conditions or a way of life) Having no comforts or luxuries; harsh or ascetic.
So perhaps "severe or strict in manner, attitude or appearance" works for me...along the lines of the word stern, ramped up a bit further.  When those eyebrows really bottom out and my sense of humor entirely disappears.  But beyond that I cannot go.  No puritanical outlook here.  And I am definitely not doing anything too harsh and ascetic - I like my running water and king sized bed. 


  1. I am with you on the king sized bed! And I can't really embrace austere in general, but am working a little on trying to be a little less hedonistic! I need to stop bringing things into my house.

  2. I am about hedonism - did the austere thing and look where it got me....

  3. It is enough for me to know the definition of austere, to understand that no word is further from describing me in the English language. The Catholic Church is austere; therefore, I am not.


Welcome and thanks for reading! Feel free to leave a comment - I'd love to hear from you.