I've just joined this fun blog hop began by The Feather and The Rose blog. The rules run thusly:
1. Create a lovely blog post that links back to The Feather and The Rose.
2. Pick an old word you want to save from extinction to feature in your blog post. It really must be an old word, not just a big one. We are trying to save lovely archaisms, not ugly giants (for example, "Dihydrogen Monoxide" is not an acceptable choice). Luciferous Logolepsy is a great database of lovely words if you're having trouble coming up with something on your own.
3. Provide a definition of your word. Use your word in a sentence (or even a short paragraph) vaguely related to the theme we have chosen this week. You may also add visual or musical interpretations of your word or your sentence. In fact, add anything that moves your creative spirit.
4. Add your post to the linky list below (it's down there somewhere). Then hop to as many other blogs as you can in search of as many wonderful words as possible!
5. Use as many of the words as you can on the people in your life. Do leave us a note or add something to your own post to let us all know what wonderful old word you whipped out to befuddle your friends and relations.
This week's theme is:
Here’s my word:
Charge ~ only I’m using a particular meaning to this word: Noun - a person committed to your care
Here's my writing for this nearly extinct word choice:
"It's her again, isn't it?" Marlene demanded.
Daniel couldn't say anything after having left his charge wandering into the heavily trafficked street and not notice until the bleating of a multitude of horns sent a shock to his system, yanking him from his day dream of the beautiful African princess Monica. Not really a princess nor African, but she truly resembled both, sitting in the cafe to the side of the road, her dark flawless skin contrasting against her gold embossed white dress. She sat majestically, sipping from a tea cup with the most grace anyone could dare expect to see.
"You know how much I love Fido! If anything had happened to him, I'd send you to the pound!"