Horn of Plenty

wpid-2014-10-29-08.53.50.jpg.jpegI love all the seasons, but autumn is my favorite.

As a kid, I always looked forward to the start of school, jumping in leaves, and my birthday.

Now, as a grownup, I look forward to my daughter’s birthday, watching leaves fall like rain, and long, cozy nights.

This link is neat, especially for a writer seeking words, so I thought I’d share it 》Speak the Season: 7 Essential Words of Fall at Dictionary.com

Cornucopia [kawr-nuh-koh-pee-uh, -nyuh-] The cornucopia, a symbol of abundance that many of us have come to associate with Thanksgiving, has its roots in Greek mythology; the word comes from the Latin cornu copaie, meaning “horn of plenty,” and the horn in question belonged to the goat Amalthaea, who suckled Zeus as an infant. As one version of the story goes, Zeus accidentally broke off one of Amalthaea’s horns. To atone for this, he promised the horn would always be filled with whatever its owner desired.

“So, is this how you usually spend Thanksgiving—in the diner?”
~ Nick Knight, to Lily Lane, page 62 of Sleeping with Santa.

Happy Thanksgiving


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