Transitional Species

“Homo Sapiens has always strived to replace itself. A transitional species, really.” –The Tomorrow Girl by Aaron Diaz The desire for legacy is a fundamental principle of the human experience, and often overrides personal survival instincts, such as when rescuing family members at the loss of ones own existence. Children are, even in our advanced brains, … More Transitional Species

Immolate

That moment when I explore the origins of a pretty word and find it has a strong connection another of my favorite words of all time. So, Immolate (v.) “to sacrifice” with the alternate meaning “to sprinkle with sacrificial meal”. From in- “into, in, on, upon” + mola “sacrificial meal” which originates from one of my all-time word-loves mele- to … More Immolate