of or relating to Apollo or the cult of Apollo
( sometimes not capital ) (in the philosophy of Nietzsche) denoting or relating to the set of static qualities that encompass form, reason, harmony, sobriety, etc
( often not capital ) harmonious; serene; ordered
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
A is for Apolonian
State of day. Goodbye Ami Schaheera, the sweet and soft spoken Malaysian fashion blogger who passed away last week after a long struggle with leukemia, a good friend of bloggers Aishah Amin and Shahirah Elaiza, both ladies mourned her with a moving post, broke my heart. innalillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon (From Him we come and unto Him we will return).
Sooooo A to Z everybody, pretty ambitious of your terrible with timing, horrible at keeping promises and prioritizing Captain, eh?!
But come now, aren’t you even a little curious how far I’ll reach before I fail miserably and get kicked out of the challenge as expected. Eh em.
Ok Serious now.
This challenge takes place on April, and April as you all know-or not- is my month. I was born on it and I’m a bet possessive about it. How dare anyone do a challenge on my month and not include me? I’ll crash any party I choose on April and there’s nothing anyone can do about it, so There! you are warned.
And I was supposed to get serious.
Greek Gods or mythology or whatever that has to do with many Gods living on top of a mountain or anywhere else tends to rub me the wrong way. Just NOT my cup of tea. It makes absolutely no sense to me, however, that’s not the point.
When I first searched the dictionary for Apolo -been watching too much Cyborg 009- I stumbled upon the adjective Apolonian ,naturally since it’s immediately under it, and fell for it! this happens to me, I fall for words. It was such a unique discovery, mine was an English Arabic dictionary, so instead of translating it I’ll serenade you what it means on Dictionary.com:
That was nice, pretty enlightening isn’t it? but I still need to tell you though that on my dictionary it means ‘a very handsome young man’. After all, the word Apolo is the ancient Greek and Roman god of light, healing, music, poetry, prophecy, and manly beauty, aaand ‘a very handsome young man’.
Got your attention still? Pardon my diffusiveness.
I was like wow! who could be called Apollonian? It’s such a strong word that there’s nothing to be said after it.
I was in my fourth year in college, active at writing poetry at the time. I snatched it and used it in a poem that I wrote to a good friend who was more of a role model than an actual friend (are you still with me?), it was a rather long poem, here’s the part relative to the post;
There is nothing royal or majestic in him.
He’s not even that good looking
But what charms you is the magic in his everyday talking
Apolonian the moment you get to know him.
This poem makes me wince now, the memories it made though are priceless :)
Well that’s all for today Folks!
Come back for more tomorrow :)