Wednesday, April 28, 2010


New words can pop into your vocabulary at anytime. These words are probably used more often than you were aware -- when suddenly they come into your existence. Today it was Elegy - described by NPR Host Neal Conan of the Talk of the Nation as the words spoken at the end of a StoryCorps remark by Doorman Ed Trinka of the New York Plaza Hotel remembering his father. (wow - what a chain).

Did he mean Eulogy? - No as I looked up the word - Elegy was very precise - a form of lyric poetry reflecting on something strange or mysterious - but usually reflecting on the death of someone.

So what were the reflecting words of Ed Trinka's father?

"Be such a man and live such a life that if everybody lived a life like yours, this would be God's paradise".

And where did this new existence of the word Elegy take me?? - to the song "Elegy" by Bear McCreary in the Battlestar Galactica Season 4 Soundtrack.

Strange - Very Strange and mysterious.

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