concatenate

img_1088In Remembering the Bone House, Nancy Mairs writes,

Here I develop that ability to concatenate events which characterizes human consciousness and makes ‘daily life’ possible.”

I had to look it up.  To concatenate is to link together, as in a chain of events or things.

Here, in this space, we concatenate reading, writing, and life.

One thought on “concatenate

  1. Funny to stumble on a computer term in a literary blog… for software developers, “concatenate” is just standard jargon, like “The database designer had everything split out into separate fields, but it was no problem to concatenate firstname + middlename + lastname.”

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