Spiritus – from the Latin – with Marilyn

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

breath, breathing

light breeze

spirit, ghost


pride, arrogance

via spiritus – Wiktionary.


  1. erickeyswriter

    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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