Dear The Weather,
Thank you for the past few days – you have been very chilled. Nice, relaxed and just a tad cool. It is still Winter, however, so this is to be expected, but you are giving subtle clues that Spring once more is on its way! Fabulous!
I have an announcement to make. Just not yet! Don’t you just love receiving letters like this one?
Dear The Word Amphibology,
Would describing you as having a double meaning be accurate? I know you are a phrase or sentence that is grammatically ambiguous, so the sentence you are referring to could have the double meaning, but is there only one definition for you? You’re beginning to hurt my brain now.
I’ve just discovered you after reading that amphibology (mentioned in a previous letter) is derived from the Greek word meaning ambiguous. As coloured crystals go, you have a very pleasant green colour, and it was surprising to read that you are formed containing iron ions.
I must apologise, but you were drawn into this realm just by your work in amphibiology, the zoological study of amphibians. I was drawn into your realm, by merely looking at amphibians, and seeing words such as ‘herpetology’; ‘polyparaphyletic’; ‘clade’; ‘hyoid’; and ‘paedophryne amauensis’. I also learned that the earliest amphibians evolved in the Devonian Period, known as the Age of Fish. The Devonian Period, I learned, was named after the county Devon in England, from where the early rocks were studied. I haven’t yet read if Amphiboles were studied there back then as well, but you never know. Especially as, as we all know, a clade is a group of organisms that consists of a common ancestor, and all lineal descendants represent a single branch on the ‘tree of life’… (that sounds to me like an amphibology on amphibiologists studying amphiboles)
I do hope this is sinking in, we are very educational here at Beyond the Sphere. It may seem confusing now, but you should have seen it as it was originally!
You are wonderfully relaxing. I have been using you quite a bit over the last few days, and you have been reducing stress levels immensely. I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.
Dear Seekers Notes Hidden Mystery Game,
I seem to have downloaded you the other day to my computer. I took to you like a duck to water, whereas normally I’m atrocious at computer games. I also like the olde worlde feel you have going on. After playing you for four hours, I was slightly disappointed that there was no save and close option (that I could see) and I lost all of the items I’d acquired and points scored. If I find myself with a spare few hours again, I’ll look into you one more time!
Dear The Moon,
You have been a lovely crescent shape these past few times I’ve seen you. You always have a magical presence in whatever phase you present yourself, so I just wanted to thank you for being a silent companion for all of these years. You would have also been here in the Devonian Period, and before. To see what you would have seen would be mesmerising – although just a tad overwhelming as well… especially for my sore brain at the moment!
And Finally, Dear Crossword,
Five down, five letters, an individual protrusion on the phylogenetic tree… C, L, something, something, something… my brain’s all foggy at the moment. Could you possibly be cloud? That seems to fit in!
Thank you for reading,
P.S. As I mentioned the amphiboles in an earlier letter, I thought it would be worthwhile sharing an image of one found on Wikipedia…
… well, sometimes you just have to see things. This is a Tremolite, by the way. This post has been a little word heavy this week, hasn’t it? Time now to lie down in a darkened room!