Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Poppet: Poppet is a expression of endearment. From the Latin root pupa meaning doll, it shares its etymology with puppet, pupil (student), pupil (part of the eye), pupa (stage in the life of an insect). The odd entry here is the pupil of an eye. The connection here is that when you look into someone's eye, you see a small reflection of yourself, a small doll, in their pupil.
Didn't I say she was a little poppet? Have you ever seen a child so angelic?
A Book for Today: Company of Liars by Karen Maitland

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