Sunday, May 1, 2011

inspired by inspiration

Among its other meanings, the word "inspiration" means to breathe in. As noted in an etymological dictionary online:

From Latin inspiratus, pp. of inspirare "inspire, inflame, blow into," from in-"in" + spirare "to breathe" (emphasis added)
 I just thought that was a nice little munchy. Take away the accolades and fanfare and it all boils down to breathing.

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