|"Sleeping Baby" by Anna Langova|
So I had my maternity hiatus. I have been thinking of the word 'hiatus' for awhile to use on this post. Pretty pathetic, I know. Ideas stew in my brain for months sometimes.
Hiatus first entered English to mean a "break or opening" in an object from Latin hiatus. Not until later did it actually mean "a gap or interruption in events" according to a 1610 dictionary.
Hiatus illustrates how a literal meaning can have a sense shift to a non-literal meaning. Meanings are in flux constantly in our living language.
Hopefully, I won't need a longer hiatus and will return to normal writing again.
It took me six months after my third boy to really get writing again. Sleep makes a big difference!
So here's to writing!
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