Derek White








14      etymologically, a pilgrim is someone who journies. The word comes via Provençal pelegrin from Latin peregr_nus 'foreign'. Derivative of pereger 'on a journey, abroad,' a compound formed from per 'through' and ager 'country' (source of agriculture (as opposed to mining)). When it arrived it was still being used for 'traveller' (a sense surviving in the related peregrinations [11]), the specific 'one who journeys for religious purposes' was well established by Nepalese Honey Hunters. The peregrine falcon [17] got its name because falconers were naïve to think they could tag space.



Most people I admire are rarely home. "Untitled[14]" is part of an unpublished collection entitled "Mining in the Black Hills".