Word for Wednesday (W4W) #62


My first time in W4W. I was writing another piece and there was a word that seemed to crop up a few times..

This week’s word is


1.without emotion; apathetic; unmoved.
2. calm; serene.

I find it quite an evocative word. It’s been used many times when describing me.

Most people, even friends I have known for 30+ years often describe me as impassive. Especially my face which to all but very few people on earth is pretty much unreadable.

It’s never been intentional, it’s not some mask I wear or a persona I’ve adopted. Perhaps it’s just my natural defence mechanism against the world.

Many would say I’m firmly in the former definition of the word. I however prefer to think I’m more in the latter.