Throwing Shapes

Yesterday was a day of shapes for me. I seemed to be seeing them everywhere and the light was playing games as well.

Here’s a tiny sample:

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I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

25 thoughts on “Throwing Shapes”

      1. That’s the primary meaning here as well Jean . The secondary meaning is “done with skill and ingenuity, wonderful, terrific, cool.” There is also a tertiary meaning ” a cocktail or alcoholic drink served without ice or water in the glass” Ha!

        It was the secondary meaning I was shooting for 😀

  1. ‘Throwing shapes’ – an expression I’ve only ever heard in Ireland. Generally used as a gently mocking term for someone showing off, or getting agitated. I think I first came across it at the athletics track in Dublin in reference to a group of sprinters posturing just before a race. A child in a temper perhaps. Looked like a lovely day Jean.

    1. Hi Roy, it’s an interesting expression, isn’t it? I think it’s usually used behind people’s backs when they are thought to be a bit flaunty. It’s a wonder it hasn’t emigrated from here.

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