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The Power of Four
The English language is a very diverse language with roots in many ancient languages - Latin, Greek , Norse to name a few. Certain words have the power to evoke memories and emotions that are hidden beneath the exterior and to me many of these words consist of 4 letters - home, love, food, work, baby .
It is said that home is where the heart is and I have been 'welcomed home' in several different countries despite my bricks and mortar home being in England.
Love takes many forms - the love of a partner, the love of a parent towards a child and the love of a belief or faith.
Food can be food that we eat to sustain our bodies, it can be spiritual food to nourish the soul or even a beautiful sight - think of the saying 'feast your eyes on that'.
Baby means a new life (yet another 4 letter word), and it is used in the English language as a term of endearment. It also means something tiny(4 letters) or a miniature version.
The word four is also found frequently in English expressions - to stand foursquare , to travel to the four corners of the earth are but two . There are four main compass points, north, south, east and west and four seasons, celebrated in music by Vivaldi.
To me four is a good(four letters again) strong word with many happy associations.