Saturday, March 7, 2009

My brother is becoming interested in a life of faith.

But every time I move in that direction
, he says, something completely awful and completely senseless happens.

Like me, my brother struggles with certain words that other people seem to find manageable. Duh. He doesn't even remember our mother.

I looked up one of the words.

Main Entry: trust

Part of Speech: noun

Definition: belief in something as true, trustworthy

* = informal/non-formal usage

Interesting sets of words.


Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Deep childhood wounds seem to stay with us our whole lives, don't they?

Joan Calvin said...

The synonyms surprise me. I associate trust with uncertainty: we trust when we are not sure. If we were sure, then it wouldn't be trust, it would be something else.