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Treasure: Middle English tresor, from Old French, from Latin thesaurus, from Greek thesauros. Does anyone else notice something? Thesaurus is Latin for treasure or collection. Neat!
Hunt: Middle English hunten, from Old English huntian; akin to Old High German heri-hunda meaning battle spoils.
In my last post I wrote about the fertile garden that is my brain and the multiple serendipitous ways story ideas come to me.
However I have learned over the years that some people have to work at finding ideas. Some people mine for them. They go digging for jewels with a pick and shovel. Other pan for gold. Still other follow a paper trail of clues until they reach the place where X marks the spot where they dig until they find the hidden chest.
But once they've opened the chest...oh! the thesaurus that awaits them!
No matter where they come from or how you find them, whether they are flowers lying at your feet or gems buried deep in the earth, our stories are treasures that deserve to be shared.
Happy treasure hunting.