Estival. I have a draw towards words that begin with the letter "e". Who knows why but I count those words among my favorites. ephemeral. evanescent. efflorescence. to name a few and now today, I got a new one: estival. it means pertaining to summer; latin root, aestus, which means summer. and then there's estivate which means being in a torpor during summer. The summer word for winter's hibernation turned hot. I like it. I sometimes wonder if I took Jeff's last name precisely because it started with an "e". I think that's closer to the truth then anything else. That's what happens when you marry someone who has a kinship to poetry. They'll take your last name for the oddest reasons.
So here's to a summer full of sounds, full of plosives, liquid consonants and e's. Here's to a day full of estival breezes.
And maybe this entry is more like Sesame Street and their commercials for letters. "The Letter E" is today's sponsor.