U is for Upset
U is a tough one to be positive about. All those un-s, uneasy, uncertain, unbalanced and such. ‘Not’ something.
But Upset isn’t not. Well, it is, but it’s not. It's positively negative, if you get my drift. I try not to get upset but I have no fight against the onslaught most days. Upset is a good word for reactions to a range of provokers.
For example when faced with the newspaper daily. All the negative energies revolving around like thick smog in a city road rising up in a mini tornado. Pain, hunger and injustice all precede a sense of helplessness and guilt.
Or when sloppy language jumped out from the pages of Twilight and bit me in the nose for having dared to borrow the book from the library. I couldn’t believe the stuff I was reading about a shimmering vampire had made big bucks. Especially after I see the wonderful writing by some folks gathering rejection slips.
Or when encountering the conundrum thrown at most people by 'they’re vs. their vs. there'. What the heck?
Upset. It’s that perfect combination of irritation and disappointment and anger conducive to everyday usage.