The kids and I are taking a much needed road trip to see Yusuf and Alicia.
More than afterthoughts
Escapism from breaking rocks
And attention starved clocks
Halfway through a cup of coffee
Sitting back and remembering
The joy in overindulgence
Not the reining in of feelings
Suitcases packed with hopes and dreams
Unpacked, unwrinkled by euphoric steam
In the midst of concrete habitats
And business as usual
Refusing to allow my senses to dull
Or my perspective to grow dillusional
Vivid special moments Injected
No layers of sadness detected
The routine world has been put on hold
Flares thrown into the abyss
Climbing the ladder out of this chasm
Heartwarming, as I reminisce
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News From My Zazzle Store:
I did not get to my store as much as I had loved to in the past two weeks. But still, another theme made it into my virtual shelves. You can check out all of the products of this theme in my collection Be You. Here are some examples. I hope you like them:
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Sometimes we just need to relax!
“I am strong, because I’ve been weak. I am fearless, because I’ve been afraid. I am wise, because I’ve been foolish.” ~Anonymous
End this week on a positive note. Believe in yourself and don’t let anyone diminish you or your story. You are a warrior who must think of your struggles as the resistance that will increase your strength. No matter the battle formulate a plan, stoke your ferociousness, face it, then fight to the finish. You will come out on the other side a conqueror.
Happy Friday! Today’s Word of the Day on Dictionary.com is “Hydra”. At first glance I assumed that it probably had something to do with water; at least that is what I thought, based on its similarity to its cousin “hydro”. But as I have discovered time and again, every word and its origin is many splendored and complex thing!
Dictionary.com defines Hydra as a “persistent or many-sided problem that presents new obstacles as soon as one aspect is solved.” It cites its first use in English literature by the great Geoffrey Chaucer (c1340-c1400) which is where things get interesting because Chaucer’s reference is derived from the Middle French ydre which is derived from the Latin hydra which is borrowed from the Greek hydra which means “water-serpent”, and is closely related to the Greek Hydor for “water” which comes from the Proto-Indo-European root words…wed, wod, and ud meaning “wet water” which is the same as the German root, which is linked to the the…
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