Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A joyous end

eucatastrophe-a seeming disaster with a joyous end.

This word was coined by J.R.R. Tolkien; it will go before halcyon and serendipity on my list of favorite words.

(It is the perfect word, I think, to describe Our Lord's passion and death. "And I, if I be raised up, will draw all things to Me." Because of His seeming disaster, it is now possible for us all to live happily ever after. Really.)