Grand Mesa

Elevation, and a Season Not Yet Gone

It’s the nature of the old English teacher who still resides within me: I fiddle with the words, revisit the definitions, consider the etymology. English words generally mean a thing, combining roots from Latin, from Greek, from the Germanic to express meaning by combining different parts. Today’s word: elevation, one we generally take to mean being higher. But it’s more than just high compared to low . . . el·e·va·tion — /ˌeləˈvāSH(ə)n/ E/ex, meaning “out,”...