03 Apr His: A Feast of Language #3
Petrichor is a word that combines two Greek terms, one of which is just…bad-ass.
πέτρα petra (stone) and
ἰχώρ īchōr (the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods).
It’s hard to explain why this image is so compelling. I get a kick out of words that describe things so foreign to me that I can only react with wonder. Certainly not a word to drop in conversation, but I see words like this as flowers placed throughout the living room of my mind. They don’t change anything, or really do anything. But it gives just a bit more life to something that could become sterile and bland.
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