"French: intricate affair, from Italian intrigo, from intrigare "to entangle", from Latin intricare; Date: 1609; 1 a: a secret scheme : machination b: the practice of engaging in intrigues; 2: a clandestine love affair"
strange how a word has a date! and isn't intricate beautiful too? and how wonderful to have a love affair (altho I'm not big into cladestine, I have to say). . .
the word makes me think of lithograph
"Lithography is a method for printing using a plate or stone with a completely smooth surface. Lithography uses oil or fat and gum arabic to divide the smooth surface into hydrophobic regions which accept the ink, and hydrophilic regions which reject it and thus become the background"
(and that reminds me of bookbinding and the images I printed)
"By contrast, in intaglio printing plate is engraved (engraving), etched (etching) or stippled (mezzotint) to make cavities to contain the printing ink; and in woodblock printing and letterpress ink is applied to the raised surfaces of letters or images."
ah! letterpress - remember the Adana. . .
and type. . .
raised surfaces, sunken surfaces, flat surfaces a veritable landscape from which to convey the thoughts and images in one's mind to that of another. . .
so, blogging must be a virtual surface? an invisible one that only exists in the miriads of electrical signals and a few miles of power cables between your screen and mine
since it's here, and we're hooked up, I'll show you a couple of images that fascinate me. . .
(and one day, when I find that annoying cable that goes from camera to computer - or would do, if only I knew where the hell it was - I'll show you some of my images)
have a great day, y'all