January 15, 2011

Word of The Day 15/365: take my fill

ambrosia (am-BROE-zhuh) noun

1. In classical mythology, the food of the gods.

2. Something very pleasing to taste or smell.

3. A dessert made of oranges and shredded coconut.

I know that I am mortal by nature, and ephemeral; 
but when I trace at my pleasure the windings to and fro of the heavenly bodies
 I no longer touch earth with my feet: I stand in the presence of Zeus himself
 and take my fill of ambrosia, food of the gods.  
~ Ptolemy

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