Monday, 19 June 2017

I have fallen in love with one of my books - but haven't started writing in there yet - draft from 22nd March 2014

There is a word which means 'ocean'. More than that, it also means 'dictionary'.

Imagine an ocean of words, phrases, voices of each person, past and future. All those languages and mothers' sweet names for their children. All those word combinations which result in poetry.

Imagine a dictionary of drops of water, so many as to fill the ocean. All the snow flakes and mist, each with their own history of how they came to be and how they came to lose their being again in the endless water cycle.

I have had a look into it and it appears the word came from Ancient Greek, not that ancient if you think about it, just 2000-2500 years ago. Where did the Greeks get their words from?

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