There are also religous connotations to this word, but when I use it I am using in with regards to the above definition.
There are just sometimes when in the conversation a word that is rarely used is required. Saying I just had a realization, when it is about something important, something that maybe you have been hiding from, does not resonate with me the same way I just had an epiphany does.
The reason I have even thought about this and what it means to me, is because I used this exact phrase ‘I had an epiphany’ this week. My co-worker than asked me to explain what it meant. So I did.
Today, in talking with M, I called her a receptacle. As in she is the receptacle for all my ideas and thoughts which I have been forced to bottle up all week because our schedules have not meshed. She thought it was wonderful and weird at the same time.
I love words. I love their meanings. I love how when I am speaking at times epiphany, receptacle or regurgitate will roll off my tongue. Apropos of the moment and time I am in. Words……