Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.
Well, this one surprised me. It comes from the Latin patina, a shallow dish. Over time, it has come to refer to the brown or green discoloration that appears on metals like bronze. It also refers to the shine or gloss on wood or leather that comes with age and use. Sometimes it refers to an aura, like someone having a patina of refinement or wealth.
And here all this time I thought it was about silver. I’ve heard about the patina that develops on silver with lots of use and cleaning,
Which reminds me of my trip many years ago to the Tower of London. In the area where the Crown jewels are displayed, there is a room containing glass cases of silver and gold pieces such as serving platters, soup tureens, and so on. I had never seen so much gold and silver all in one place before. It was quite impressive.
This photo doesn’t do it justice at all. I couldn’t find one of just the glass cases of golden and silver pieces.
Well, so much for today’s prompt. Nothing exciting and original from me today 🙂