Oh hi there, lovely people of the internet. I ask this question with all the honesty I can muster. Why wouldn’t we? Why wouldn’t we continue with this lovely tradition this week?
But, let’s get a little dark shall we…
This week in the Wacky World of Words I want to get dark. Yesterday I was thumbing through my thesaurus, (yes, those still exist) looking for a more descriptive word to fit a scene than light. Found one that fit well, and carried on. However, in the back of my mind, it made me think of Pinterest! I know, I know, lame. I am that girl. Instead of pinning How-to’s all the time and trying to recreate them but failing miserably. I use Pinterest as a proverbial thesaurus. Or, even just a dictionary of words that I love. So, a-pinning I went, with the sole purpose to share with you some of my favorites having to do with the word dark.
Advesperacit – The approaching dark; the evening draws near.
Noctivagant – to wander at night.
Nyctophilia – Love of darkness or night, finding relaxation or comfort in the darkness.
Tenebrific – Producing darkness.
Cimmerian – Very dark; gloomy.
Nighthawk – A recurring thought that only seems to strike you late at night.
Eigengrau – The shade of black (“dark light” or “brain grey”) seen by the human eye in complete darkness.
Subfuscous – Slightly dark, dusky, or somber.
Gloaming – Twilight or dusk.
Lastly, let us turn from the dark, shall we?
Metanoia – To turn from the darkness and face the light.
So as I practice a bit of metanoia myself, to get me through the darkness of my own days, I ask – will you use any of these wonderful words? There are a few on this list that I’m more than happy to add to my vocabulary.
For now, I wish you much love. Until tomorrow.