October

The calendar we’re using today, the Gregorian calendar, is based on the ancient Roman calendar. The word “October”, the 10th month of the year, comes from the Latin “octo” which means eight. Confused? The original Roman calendar started in March, thus making October the eighth month. This lunar calendar had 12 months, but only 10…

Words are beautiful

I am in love with words. They are doves falling out of the ceiling. Anne Sexton “Cellar door” is widely seen as a beautiful or musical phrase. There’s a study called phonesthetics that deals with how words sound. Some are euphonious or pleasing, and some are cacophonous or displeasing. A certain combination of sounds makes…

Are stories alive?

We learn about our past and the world around us through stories. They are as old as trees, passed down for thousands of years, from generation to generation. They are the immortals of this Earth and they have a life of their own. As times are constantly changing, so do the stories. They grow, they…

Is it Fall or Autumn?

Why do we have two names for the same season? Even if both originated in Britain, both words are used in American and British English, although “fall” is more common in American. “Autumn” comes from the Latin word “autumnus” and arrived in England in the 1300s. It is considered the formal name of the season…

The Prometheus of my dead #page

In my previous post I was telling you about that dot that kept staring at me from the empty page. It crippled me, it cast its perfect round shadow over me, minimizing my entire being. It made me feel tiny, meaningless. Somehow, I became the dot. But last night I got a comment. <sharktoothsweater> wrote…

The Truth

What does Truth mean? Is it a feeling? Is it a fact? If we look it up in the dictionary most definitions state that truth is the quality or state of being true, real, honest, genuine. Therefore, truth is not relative or changeable. It is something justified, objective. It exists and can be proved. What…