My words this week are from Traveling With Pomegranates by Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor. It is such a well written memoir of the story of a mother and daughter.
vacuity - "Uncovering the need has been like finding an empty room in the center of my house, one I didn't know was there, one I couldn't pass without feeling its vacuity and wondering how it could be filled.
: the state of lacking any real meaning, importance or intelligence
: an empty space
I could discern the meaning of vacuity from the sentence, but it was unfamiliar to me, so I wanted to look it up.
reliquary - "They're over there" she tells me and points to a silver reliquary on the alter.
: a container that is used to hold holy objects ( called relics)
: a container or shrine in which sacred relics are kept
I goggled reliquary because I had a mental image for the word. This is what I found, and it is what I had pictured. There are other designs of course. Some are like lockets, some more contemporary.
But Sue and her daughter, Ann, are visiting Greece, so I think the reliquary she refers to may look something like this.
What wondrous new words did you find this week?
Until next time
Stay Busy and Stay Happy