Friday, August 04, 2006

Love Papers

I run across them in drawers. I find them in boxes. I meet them stashed everywhere. They are the oldest's gift-drawings, which he gives to those he loves. We who love him back cannot bear to part with them, so we tuck them away, and then smile again when we come across them months or years later.

1. A hiding place used especially for storing provisions.
2. A place for concealment and safekeeping, as of valuables.
3. A store of goods or valuables concealed in a hiding place.
4. Computer Science. A fast storage buffer in the central processing unit of a computer.
[French, from cacher, to hide, from Old French, to press, hide, from Vulgar Latin *coācticāre, to store, pack together, frequentative of Latin coāctāre, to constrain, from coāctus, past participle of cōgere, to force.]
"cache." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 05 Aug. 2006.