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Guys… we’re already past the halfway point in the #atozchallenge!  I spent 99% of the last week offline and have missed my blog time. I’ll be catching up this week and hope to visit all you all on your blogs.

For today we have the nifty letter N:

Nepenthe[ni-pen-thee]
noun – a drug or drink, or the plant yielding it, mentioned by ancient writers as having the power to bring forgetfulness of sorrow or trouble.

I’m sure Luke and Leia were wishing for some nepenthean concoctions after all was revealed! Writing that I am reminded of my high school days when the lives of Luke and Laura on General Hospital were all that mattered. Perhaps we all need some nepenthe after that.

I’ve often said that if I could wake up with a matrix-like download of information tomorrow I’d like to have a complete knowledge of botany. It might be useful to have the ability to create nepenthe on demand.

My 2011 PostN for Neologism

Today’s #photoadatapril prompt: flower
Some African violets in my kitchen this morning.

About the Author Corinne

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  1. Oh Lucas majorly ticked me off with that one. Siblings? REally? And you didn’t know this when you first wrote this? Sheesh.

    Yep, Luke and Laura were the big things back then. Even my husband, who was in the Navy at the time, would rush home from work to watch it, lol!

    Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

  2. I’m pretty sure my cousin’s in a band they named Nepenthe. Knowing him and his friends as I do, I wonder if they even know the meaning of the word.

  3. I think the poppy would work to create some Nepenthe. Sweet forgetfulness! I’ve actually heard of therapists who use a synthetic derivative to treat trauma victims of violent crime. Not sure I like the sound of that.

    Very interesting post. I’m a new follower via the A to Z. Nice to meet you, Corinne! (How lovely and rhythmic your name is!)

  4. Oh my heck, I haven’t thought of Luke and Laura in eons, you brought a smile to my face (and a minute of random traipsing through memories). I decided to go to the Twitter A-Z list and see what I could find there… that’s where I ran across your name. I’m glad I did, I love to learn new words, especially when they carry with them a magickal quality for writing!

    A-Z 2012 (#49) – Bloggit Write A-Z 2012 – Poetry
    A-Z 2012 (#861) – Bloggit Write A-Z 2012 – Haiku

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