Brown paper packaging appears only once, literally (so far) in my work. But the ghost of brown paper packaging is everywhere.

– cmmd

Traum, n. German, Dream

Trauma, n. Greek, Wound

Traum, n. Modern English, Dream Symbol. Precognitive Messaging.

The word book comes from Old English “bōc”, which in turn comes from the Germanic root “*bōk-“, cognate to “beech”.

Similarly, in Slavic languages (for example, Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian) “буква” (bukva—”letter”) is cognate with “beech”.

In Russian, Serbian and Macedonian, the word “букварь” (bukvar’) or “буквар” (bukvar) refers specifically to a primary school textbook that helps young children master the techniques of reading and writing.

It is thus conjectured that the earliest Indo-European writings may have been carved on beech wood.

Similarly, the Latin word codex, meaning a book in the modern sense (bound and with separate leaves), originally meant “block of wood”.


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