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My New Favorite Word


Sunlight fell upon the wall; the wall received a borrowed splendor. Why set your heart on a piece of earth, O simple one? Seek out the source which shines forever. - Rumi

This weeks word is crepuscular (cre·pus·cu·lar). Depending on how this word is paired, it can mean different things. I've used it with the word "rays." It means brilliant beams of light extending from clouds, often seen during the early morning or early evening when the sun is shining. This phenomenon is known as crepuscular rays, as it occurs during crepuscular hours - those around dusk and dawn. Mountains can also generate crepuscular rays when they shadow the sun, so it worked well with my photo.

Crepuscular animals are those appearing or active in the twilight, like bats for instance.

And alone, crepuscular means: of, relating to, or resembling twilight; dim; indistinct.

You have several options for how to use this word. So, get out there and shower your corner of the world in crepuscular ways. =]:)

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