1. Denise Duhamel has a wonderful book of 1001 Feelings.
Mille et un Sentiments. An excerpt:
I feel as though my ankle is an anthill
opening its roof when my foot falls asleep.
I feel elated when I am alone in my room.
I feel . . .
2. The Web Site, We Feel Fine, has been searching blogs
since 2005 for all human feelings. Programmed to search
every few minutes, the site seeks out the phrases,
I feel, and I am feeling . . .
and then determines the age, gender, location, weather
and time the feelings were felt. Then it posts
those feelings and counts them. How a country felt,
a year, a rainy day in Texas, or an endless night in Alaska . . .
The goal is to make us see beauty in everyday ups and downs.
I am not sure how I feel about my feelings being searched
even if they are just blog feelings.
Blog feelings? Do you see the beauty in my blog feelings?
Their ups and downs?
3. I feel open to outrage.
I feel politely pissed off.
I feel like Quasimodo at a quiz show.