El Refugio

A place on the web for escapism.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Refuge - Verb, Archaic

Today I am reminded of the thoughts behind this blog, especially of the need for refuge.

Today, however, my own need for sanctuary is superseded by that of my Brother. It is a weird twist perhaps that I should be in the position to afford some refuge to another, since the thought here has always been necessarily ego=centric.

/ˈrɛfyudʒ/  [ref-yooj] noun, verb, -uged, -ug·ing.
1. shelter or protection from danger, trouble, etc.: to take refuge in a crisis.
2. a place of shelter, protection, or safety.
3. anything to which one has recourse for aid, relief, or escape.
–verb (used with object)
4. Archaic. to afford refuge to.

Origin: 1350–1400; ME < MF < L refugium, equiv. to refug (-ere) to turn and flee, run away (re- + fugere to flee; see fugitive) + -ium
—Synonyms 1. security, safety. 2. asylum, retreat, sanctuary, haven, stronghold.
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Playing Crossroads

Still I reach for the things I crave
Better try to run away
maybe I’m afraid of being free
When I’m not chasin’ demons
there’s demons chasin’ me
So roll one up and light it
Pick up my old guitar
I’m playin’ crossroads