Need a little nepenthe* from life?
Welcome to Round 7 of ABC Wednesday. The meme was started by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt, and people from all over the world come together to play and share their entries. Each week word(s) beginning with the designated letter are selected and illustrate through a photo, poem or prose. My twist on the meme is selecting unusual words and pairing them with photos of familiar things in my world. I’ll be pulling words from sources here, here and, of course, here.
Let’s get unusual.
nephogram photograph of clouds.
This sunset was accompanied by amazing clouds that looked like a rope. I thought is looked like a cosmic tug of war. You can read about it HERE.
*nepenthe something, such as a drink, capable of making one forget suffering.
Originating in Egypt, nepenthe was an anti-depressant potion for sorrow…more simply, a forgetfulness drug. It’s found in ancient Greek mythology and classical Greek literature. The first time nepenthe appears is in the fourth book of Homer’s Odyssey, where it refers to a magical potion given to Helen by an Egyptian queen to eliminate all sorrows with forgetfulness. It may have been made from opium, laudanum, belladonna or wormwood. Whatever it’s claim to fame, the word easily rolls off the tongue and is fun to say.
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