I sign up for different ‘word-of-the-days’ generators in several of my emails and I don’t normally take note of them but today, I saw a word that really caught my eye. It looked really ornamental and pretty in a ‘floaty’ kind of way (I do hope you can make out what I’m talking about), so I clicked on it.
But the first thing that the word reminded me of was the philosopher, Seneca.
Word of the Day for Saturday, May 2, 2009
Senescent \si-NES-uhnt\, adjective:
Growing old; aging
During summer, when there is no rain for months, the forests become littered with dry senescent leaves and twinges, which could burst into flames ignited by the slightest spark.
— Dr. Nitish Priyadarshi, The American Chronicle
And I adored the word, I love it so much. I’m going to write it/use it everywhere. In my online screen names and accounts etc.
And the short excerpt was exceedingly apt too. It gave me this feeling of slight nostalgia that I adored and will always adore.