Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Luminous, luminous, all is luminous

Every so often a word erupts from the pleasant world of general expression to have its beauty and relevance ripped to pieces by overuse. Of the moment, "luminous" has emerged. It is one of the lyrical words which had its place in the language. But now its place is all over the place. The last straw was hearing some Hollywood type thanking her "luminous daughter" for being in her life. We now have luminous people! As well as luminous days, luminous events and even luminous meals. And thus does luminous go the way of serendipity and matrix, paradigm and parameter, awesome and resonate...

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