It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a
limited time on earth and that we have no way of knowing when
our time is up that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,
as if it were the only one we had.
New Millennium™ Dictionary of English Main Entry:
opsimath Part of Speech: n Definition: a person who becomes
a student or learner late in life Etymology: Greek 'late in learning'
Has it been two months since the last newsletter? Jeepers,
where did the time go? I finished illustrating one book, started
another and am working hard on getting my portfolio polished
up. I have a literary agent now, and it's all very exciting!
learned a new word this morning, "opsimath".
It means someone who learns things late in life. Wikipedia
defines “late in life” as after age eighteen,
which I find a bit unsettling.
I don't plan on using "opsimath" in casual conversation,
but it's a wonderful idea, isn't it? Just think about being
able to learn new things no matter how old you are! The Wonderhub
is studying both classical and jazz guitar. I've been listening
to BBC History podcasts as I draw. (I now know seven ways
to siege a castle and a good deal more than I thought I wanted
to know about Fleming and penicillin.) This new book I'm working
on is about Madagascar and I'm getting to learn about all
kinds of strange plants and animals like Coelacanths and Tomato
Frogs. It's great fun.
kinds of new things would you like to learn? What are you
curious about? I encourage you to learn something new everyday.