Could also have meant affluence, but context pointed to influence.
Effluence and influence actually aren’t foreign concepts.
Mind wandered to e-fluency, e-influences, e-mail – all things e and i – i-phone, i-pad, i-pod – got me thinking prefix.
Another lovely word, we know its meaning.
But, I’m on this tangent: think – ‘fix in advance’, pre-fix, pre-repair(prepare).
Go ahead, effluence someone today.
Or, just give them a chuckle because too often too many people have nothing to chuckle about. On those days, even a little one you share might go a long way toward brightening someone’s very gloomy day …
We can’t always fix things.
But we can always be effluent, or pre-fixing something.
Imagine a driver, caught under the effluence …
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: 10C/50F, Gusta and I walked and got plenty wet to the wonderful sound - overnight rain morphing to morning drizzle, birds not up yet – and nocturnal rabbits on nearly every corner, Gusta oblivious to them all as her nose was more focused on where they’d been than where they are …