Friday, March 26, 2010


Etiolate: Etiolate means to make a green plant pale by depriving it of sunlight. Metamorphically it mean describes anything that is a paler version of reality. Etiolate does NOT share its etymology with etiology.
We no longer subscribe to the notion of the heated lust of the marriageable virgin, except in its etiolated form in the Lolita syndrome.
The joy of the struggle is not hedonism and hilarity, but the sense of purpose, achievement and dignity which is the reflowering of etiolated energy.
A Book for Today: The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer

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