memoirs, art and fragments by Thomas Milner

Archive for April 20, 2011

Halcyon Days

Did you know that the word «halcyon» as in halcyon days comes from the ancient Greek word for «a kingfisher»? How’s that for a completely unnecessary, uncalled for, unwanted, unwarranted, unsolicited, a propos-of-nothing, gratuitous, pointless, out-of-the-blue and totally irrelevant piece of etymology?

Painting - MENAGERIE - by Thomas Milner

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