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Word Nerd: Ephemeral

Word Nerd Header Apr 2016 via LaWhimsyephemeral definition Word Nerd via LaWhimsyEphemeral means lasting a very short time; transitory. Ephemeral derives from the Greek ephēmeros (lasting a day) , which is made up of epi- (on, upon) and hēmera (day).

Ephemeral is an absolutely gorgeous word in pronunciation, spelling and meaning. So many of life’s pleasures and beauties are ephemeral, yet their touch, their memory, also lingers upon the soul. Each season is filled with ephemeral moments and transitory delights. Each day too has an endless supply of ephemeral experiences, all of which add up to a rich, full life. 

ephemeral beauty of an Autumn afternoon photo by Ayanna Johnson via unsplash via LaWhimsyAn ephemeral Autumn afternoon alight with the fiery glow of leaves dancing in the fading sunlight…

I am absolutely enamored with the word ephemeral and it shocked me that I had yet to use it here in Word Nerd. I literally use ephemeral almost daily as I wax on about a variety of things that tickle me and move me and fill my cup of joy to overflowing. Life may be fickle and difficult but it is also glorious and filled with so much to be grateful for and it’s those ephemeral moments that happen all around us that really strike home in my heart and soul! Do you like the word ephemeral?

Namaste ~ Ella

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