I learned a new word today. Never before have I heard this word.
This word is all about wonderworking. About miraculous or magical powers.
According to the ArcaMax Word of the Day:
thaumaturgy \THAW-muh-tuhr-jee\ (noun) - The performance of miracles or magic.
For example --
"That's where I was really good -- thaumaturgy. Thaumaturgy is traditional magic, all about drawing symbolic links between items or people and then investing energy to get the effect that you want." ~Jim Butcher, "Grave Peril"
Thaumaturgy comes from the Greek words for "wonder" (thauma) and "work" (ergon). And, a practitioner of thaumaturgy is a thaumaturgist or thaumaturge. Imagine filling out a form -- and where they want to know your occupation, you write: "thaumaturgist." Huh? ...Tee hee.
Now, I don't know if I'll ever have the opportunity or the good fortune to use this word in everyday conversation, or even in writing. But I like this word. Thaumaturgy. I like the way it sounds, and I like the way it looks.
And besides all that, I like magical things.
Words are magical for me. What makes your life magic?