Day 48: Holding Together


I clutch my ideas


Day 48: Holding together

Synonyms for Grasp (understanding)

awareness knowledge mastery realisation
comprehension ken perception

Synonyms for Grasp (grab)

clasp clutch grip bag clinch collar corral enclose grapple hold hook land snatch take take hold of

Understand (etymology)

O.E. understandan “comprehend, grasp the idea of,” probably lit. “stand in the midst of,”… exact notion is unclear. Perhaps the ult. sense is “be close to,” cf. Gk. epistamai “I know how, I know,” lit. “I stand upon.” …while other Germanic languages use compounds meaning “stand before” (cf. Ger. verstehen, represented in O.E. by forstanden). For this concept most I.E. languages use fig. extensions of compounds that lit. mean “put together,” or “separate,” or “take, grasp.”
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour

-w. Blake, Auguries of innocence

Holding Together (Great Treasures) – 15cm x 21 cm – Acrylic, graphite and ink on paper – SOLD



Copyright © 2016 Jack Godfrey (Artist in Portraiture ), All rights reserved.





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