I'm going to be gone today, at the craft's fair selling my tatting. That means I won't be out and about visiting blogs. Have a wonderful Easter and may you find many treasures. See you Monday.
Thesaurus: New Latin from Latin, meaning treasure, collection, from the Greek thesauros.
Yes! A thesaurus is a treasure! Writing without a thesaurus would be like trying to play a sport with one hand or one arm. It can be done but it would be difficult.
This is my ancient, most treasured thesaurus, copyright 1922.
The pages are thin and yellowing. I had to put bookbinding tape on the spine to keep it from totally falling apart.
It resides at my right hand whenever I'm writing.
I love exploring it.
It was given to me by Charlotte who was my first best friend. Charlotte was a few years older than my grandmother. She had been a Suffragette. She was a book reviewer for the New York Times and became their first female poetry editor. She wrote two books about St. John. If you care to, you can read more about her here.
She and her husband Gus knew my mother from when Mom was a teen-ager.
Gus gave the thesaurus to Charlotte.
He inscribed it thus: I've underlined the "sufficient" word. Gus.
For many years I didn't know what the sufficient word was.
Then finally I found it.
The word is love.
A bit of torn, brittle ribbon, left in the book by Charlotte, lives between pages 600 and 601.
It is sufficient.
What do you treasure? What does your thesaurus contain?