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This week's theme: words with color as metaphors.
blue streak (bloo streek) noun
1. Something moving very fast.
2. A rapid and seemingly endless stream of words.
[Or unknown origin, perhaps an allusion to a bolt of lightning.]
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"The amiable young teen talks a blue streak to the camera or anyone who happens to be nearby, his eyes darting about and his expression morphing from moment to moment." Limited Movie Runs: Bill the Kid; Seattle Post-Intelligencer; Jan 10, 2008.
I find it difficult to feel responsible for the suffering of others. That's why I find war so hard to bear. It's the same with animals: I feel the less harm I do, the lighter my heart. I love a light heart. And when I know I'm causing suffering, I feel the heaviness of it. It's a physical pain. So it's self-interest that I don't want to cause harm. -Alice Walker, author (b. 1944)