Russian misery won't dissolve. It can't be diluted. It won't mix with water. No wonder it seems gritty. It must be related to the liquids with "Thick-It" for stroke and Parkinsons patients.
Insoluble--Is thitta word? Is thit the right word?
Meeting despicable former KGB agents in Henning Mankell's The White Lioness, I am in a gritty, clouded Russian mood. The Dallas Opera's production of "Boris Godunov" is fantastic. FANTASTIC! Still, that word "insoluble" is burbling in the back of my head.
- Is Boris refusing (throne + sorrows)?
- Is Boris sorrowing?
- Does Boris have clogged plumbing?
- Does Boris need a blender?
- What would be the crown for Your Insolubleness?
- Wouldn't Insolubly be a great name for a racehorse?
- Did I mention "Boris Godunov" will move into my Top Ten Dallas Opera productions?
insoluble [ɪnˈsɒljʊbəl] adj
1. (Chemistry) incapable of being dissolved; incapable of forming a solution, esp in water ... Not capable of being fully dissolved. Fats and oils are insoluble in water.
2. incapable of being solved ... Therefore, I am happily proved wrong. The Playbill word choice was appropriate.
insolubility , insolubleness n
[This photo subject is not a lava lamp. It is the lamp my sister and I had in our bedroom growing up in the Sixties.]
* From the Playbill for the Dallas Opera's production of "Boris Godunov", courtesy of Opera News.
© 2011 Nancy L. Ruder