Word of the day—frame


This glorious frame was given to me by my students at Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts in 1995.

The word frame works very hard these days and has so many meanings I can barely hold them all in my mind simultaneously. Frame looks so humble, an almost pronounceable non-ornamental monosyllable. And yet …

7 thoughts on “Word of the day—frame

  1. Alien Resort says:

    The trouble with words like frame is that if it’s a crossword puzzle clue, you don’t know where to begin.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve been framed!

  3. Sheryl says:

    Framing can add meaning.

  4. Gallivanta says:

    You were obviously like a precious pearl to your students. The frame is a symbol of their feelings about you. 🙂

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      They were lovely young women. In Japan, university students have a special relationship with certain teachers.

      1. Gallivanta says:

        Have you kept in touch with any of them or revisited Japan since that time?

      2. Rachel McAlpine says:

        I am still in touch with other teachers 24 years later and visited last year. Students sadly not.

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