Securus. Just seeing that word can make me smile.
I cannot now recall where I first saw or heard it. But I rushed to note it down (all the better to capture it and keep it close?) once I read its gloriously uplifting definition:
securus (latin; adjective)
– free from care, fearless, composed, cheerful, bright, serene, safe.
Have you ever heard a more perfect description of a good life, a happy person, a wonderful aim?
My blogs are usually wordy, but this one single word, this marvellous little dose of lexical soul-medicine… well, I reckon it can just be a blog in its entirety. Because I can literally add nothing more to a word like securus.
May the good people of this world be forever securus.
PS. please, Latin purists, please don’t get on my case about cases. I know. But right now, I only want one version of securus. Because life really is too short, too important, and too complex to be fretting about case-determined inflections. This time, grammar can wait.
(photo by Daisy – no reproduction without permission, please)