"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Thursday, 1 August 2013


   Desiderium is an archaic word meaning a yearning for something one once had but has no more. I not only have a desiderium for my lost youth but also for many of the books which have passed through my hands over the years and been sold on or given away.  If I won the lottery I would have a large house.  Not for show or because I want the space for myself but in order to display all my books and pictures. I would then satisfy many of my desideriums (or is it desideria) by buying them all again.


  1. My sympathy on the desiderium for your books -- i share it, because i've let a few volumes slip away that i regret, also.

  2. Hi Scriptox just found this blog of yours. I love words. I have a desiderium for my lost youth also. Nothing I can do about that but remember. I was looking for a link up on FSO. It is Detail for this week. Rebecca overlooked it. She will get it together however.