Love, nidification, and good eating

From Meags: Daily Lexeme: Nidification

Today’s word, in association with the unbeatable Oxford English Dictionary, is:

nidification (n.) The action of nest-building (esp. by birds); the construction of a nest or nests; the manner in which this is done.

Used in a sentence in 1842 by H.W. Herbert:

“He arrives here from the South during the month of February …
Love, nidification, and good eating are then his chief employment.”

This is now my official mantra, motto, way of life, om shantih shantih shantih, manifest destiny, instruction booklet, mandate.

 

 

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Author: loiseaufait

Little by little the bird feathers its nest, and object by heart burnished object we surround ourselves with lovely necessities of memory and function. It is these things that make a silly Apartment a Home or a silly Wednesday an Occasion. Whether my nest is an old farmhouse, a sixth floor tenement walk up, or a brownstone basement... whether I share it with family, vagabonds, women of heart and mind, or a little brown cat and a sweet ginger banjo, my principal joy is filling it with light and laughter (and corralling).

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