Spiritus – flowing, sibilant, rushing, sounds a lot more like breathing — living — than that thumping plosive Middle English or Anglo-Saxon equivalent. A pick-me-up; young Marilyn Monroe doing cartwheels on the beach.
From spirō (“breathe, respire; live”).
spīritus m (genitive spīritūs); fourth declension
I can’t figure out where you get all these great photos from.
Ms. Luanne! I either grab them from the Internet, or scan them from our home collection, or… you couldn’t possibly be talking about my silly selfies 😉 ? xox, V
There is also that great gravatar photo.
Oh! That’s a picture of Hedda Hopper from the Internet. I just cropped it.
I love that hat!!!!!!!!!
Do you want me to send you a link to the full photo? I think I can still find it…
I’d love it.
Couldn’t find the link, but it was in my files – it should have arrived in your email a few minutes ago. xo, V
A lovely word! I like how you capture it’s feel both with your words and with your choice of photo. Hope Boston is still treating you well!
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