The word "lost" comes from the Old Norse "los," meaning the disbanding of an army, and this origin s

The word "lost" comes from the Old Norse "los," meaning …

The word "lost" comes from the Old Norse "los," meaning the disbanding of an army, and this origin suggests soldiers falling out of formation to go home, a truce with the wide world. I worry now that many people never disband their armies, never go beyond what they know.

Rebecca Solnit