hiemal woodland wanderings via LaWhimsy
Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Hiemal

Hiemal means pertaining to winter. Hiemal derives from the Latin word hiems (winter) which is also the base for the term hibernate. Hiemal is anything characteristic of, or occurring in winter. Hiemal is also a less common word for hibernal which has the same definition (and if you are like me, you're going "less common?!").… Continue reading Word Nerd: Hiemal

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I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. MLK quote Monday Mantra 187 via LaWhimsy
Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 187 – I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Why choose the heavy, toxic burden of hatred when love is light and bright and glorious? "I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." For ages, eons… Continue reading Monday Mantra 187 – I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

the pulchritude of Renée Perle byJacques-Henri Lartigue 1931 via LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Pulchritude

Pulchritude is great physical beauty. Pulchritude derives from the Latin adjective pulcher (beautiful). Various forms of pulchritude include the verb pulchrify (which means beautify) and the adjective pulchritudinous (which has the same meaning as pulchritude). Each form of pulchritude describes a heartbreaking, breathtaking form of physical beauty. While most would use pulchritude to characterize someone… Continue reading Word Nerd: Pulchritude