U is for Ubiquitous


Once upon a time, a man needed a word to describe mothers.  It needed to imply that  quality of omnipresence without being quite so “God-like.”  After all, the only omnipresent personage in the universe is God Almighty.  Sorry Santa, it just ain’t so.

So, the man went through his thesaurus, but he found nothing.  He looked at Latin and Greek roots, prefixes, suffixes, and still his mind was not comforted.  Where was the perfect word to describe mothers?  It needed to sound a little ominous and a whole lot of delightful.  It needed strength and determination.  And, just a bit awe-inspiring.  Mothers need that to make it through a long day with children who would stage a coup if they could pull it off.

At last, he found it.  Hidden deep in the dark recesses of a dictionary, way at the back, behind pages of other words that just didn’t quite fit, he found the word.

Ubiquitous– existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time.

That was exactly right.  Ubiquitous.  Everywhere and especially at the same time.  A new idea occurred to him.  He opened his thesaurus, thumbed through it, and under the heading of “mother” he added that delightfully powerful word.  Ubiquitous.

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One thought on “U is for Ubiquitous

  1. I just loved your post and had to add your blog to my A.D.’s FAV 5 of the A to Z Challenge today. You taught me a new word! Loved it!
    http://adduling.wordpress.com/
    I am working my way through right now…you are #1 and so if you do not see the post yet, please do check back!

    Have a wonderful day!
    A.D.

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