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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Little Things Make A Big Difference In Many Things

A nod to little things

A thing's size can be very misleading. Mosquito bites are uncomfortable and depending on the part of the globe you call home, they can also be deadly. Termites, given enough time, bring down the most sound structures. The Bible, Qua'ran and Torah have shaped much of the world. A very large man, occasionally, proves to be the smallest of cowards.

On the lighter side of things--rainbows fill the sky and lift heavy hearts. A three word sentence changes lives. A simple ring of gold marks a life long pledge and promise. The last spoonful of ice cream proves the best.

Word for the Week

1. very small
2. indicating smallness: describes a suffix such as "-ette" or "-let" that indicates small size, youth, familiarity, or fondness or a word or name formed with such a suffix

noun (plural di·min·u·tives)
1. word indicating smallness
2. suffix indicating smallness: a suffix, e.g. "-ette," or "-let," that indicates small size, youth, familiarity, or fondness
3. very small person or thing
[14th century. < French diminutif < Latin diminut- (see diminution)]


Quote for the Week
QUOTATION:He loves us not,
He wants the natural touch. For the poor wren,
The most diminutive of birds, will fight,
Her young ones in the nest, against the owl.
ATTRIBUTION:William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Lady Macduff, in Macbeth, act 4, sc. 2, l. 8-11.

On Macduff, her husband, who has gone to England, and left her and her child unprotected; "wants the natural touch" means lacks natural affection for his family.
BIOGRAPHY:Columbia Encyclopedia.

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