my querencia digital art collage by Ella Patrice of LaWhimsy
Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Querencia

Querencia means home, a favorite spot. Querencia can also mean the part of a bullring where the bull takes its stand, however I much prefer the metaphysical concept. Querencia derives from the Spanish verb querer (to desire) which derives from the Latin quaerere (seek, gain, obtain). Combined these provide the base for the concept of… Continue reading Word Nerd: Querencia

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next years words await another voice TS Eliot quote Monday Mantra 185 via LaWhimsy
Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 185 – For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.

“For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice.” ~ TS Eliot And so 2017 melts away and 2018 begins with energies renewed... "For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice." A new year dawns so bright, so hopeful, so… Continue reading Monday Mantra 185 – For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.

and auld lang syne forevermore via LaWhimsy
Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne means the good old times. Auld Lang Syne is Scottish and literally translates as “old long since”. Auld Land Syne was popularized as a poem written by Robert Burns in 1788, though it was being used in Scottish folk songs as early as the 1500's. Auld Lang Syne is often deemed the… Continue reading Word Nerd: Auld Lang Syne