Maybe I should title this daily minutiae. I have nothing to do today. It is cold and muddy outside with freezing temps and a wintry mix coming in tomorrow and the next day. I dislike going outside in this kind of weather.
So, my day will consist of a little reading, the telly and bathing the dogs in the shower with me. That's it.
I have been reading this winter. In between the Outlander series, which my sister and niece insisted I read, I read a book my son gave me for Christmas. I had always wondered who Evangeline was (and after reading am still wondering how she became so famous) except for the fact Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote this epic poem about her.
To get to the point of the post, in Evangeline, Longfellow used the word susurrus. I had to look it up. I noticed the word again in the Outlander series. The author has used it 3 (now 5) times in four books of the series. Who uses that word? I thought there was no way it was a coincidence and finally in the fourth book of the series, the author wrote a line, "Longfellow couldn't have described it better." Touche.
Well, there are my bits of minutiae for the day. I don't think you can use the word susurrus in winter. There will be no whispering, murmuring nor rustling sounds outside here today, or if a tree falls in the forest...
My epitaph ~ She Thought Too Much