quote of the moment 8:16 pm

March 4, 2010

…the music penetrated her whole being like an effulgence, warming and brightening the dark places of her soul.”

pg. 87, The Awakening and selected stories of Kate Chopin.

Ok so I admit I had to look up effulgence. I loved the sound of the word, and I make no disclaimers of embarrassment for that. I think part of the joy of reading, writing or just being involved with words is that sometimes they can sound as good as they mean. Sometimes a word can just communicate the meaning through the way it sounds, especially when it’s interwoven so beautifully into the tapestry of the sentence.

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