Thursday, May 18, 2006

Dictionary Word of the Day

palimpsest \PAL-imp-sest\, noun:
1. A manuscript, usually of papyrus or parchment, on which more than one text has been written with the earlier writing incompletely erased and still visible.
2. An object or place whose older layers or aspects are apparent beneath its surface.

Here's a new one for me. I've been thinking that I will be seeing some people that I haven't seen in many years at the wedding this weekend. Even with all the make up, and wedding garments, and hair-dos, we will all have aged. I just pray that, for myself, what might be apparent beneath the surface attempts at looking young and all gussied up--in those older layers, true Christian maturity will be evidenced.

I like this word.

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