A word can hold so many pictures for the imagination.
Acedia: laziness or indifference in religious matters
Nitid: bright, lustrous
Kenspeckle: easily seen or recognized
And there are many more. However, one of my favorite words that I have learned is “evanescence” and it means; a gradual disappearance, or the state of becoming imperceptible. Isn’t that a beautiful word?
I can see using it in some type of fairy story, or a mystery maybe.
…But, like a lackey, from the rise to set
Sweats in the eye of Phoebus and all night
Sleeps in Elysium;…
It is the word “Elysium”. I wondered what it meant to “sleep in Elysium”. It sounds wonderful. Just from the context of the word, it sounds like a deep, peaceful, and restful sleep. So I looked it up and it means: A place or condition of ideal happiness. Now, knowing the definition, it makes being able to “sleep in Elysium” sound even more wonderful.
Even now, I find myself, after a rare night of solid sleep without my crazy dreams that I have regularly, waking up to the thought of this night I slept in Elysium. Doesn’t that sound so much more beautiful than to say you had a good night’s sleep?
So my challenge to all of you is to start using more frabjous words to describe our lives!