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Word Nerd: Luciferous

Luciferous means providing light, illumination or providing insight or enlightenment. Luciferous originated in 1640-50 and derives from the Latin lucifer (morning star, literally, light-bringing) and -ous (possessing, full of). Luciferous quite obviously has a tie with Lucifer, the fallen archangel. Lucifer was a light bringer before the fall and, as some believe, because of the… Continue reading Word Nerd: Luciferous

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Word Nerd: Joyance

Joyance is a joyous feeling or festivity. Joyance is an archaic term first used in the 1590's that combines joy and -ance (a quality or state in this instance). Joyance is a delightful, engaging term that means exactly what it is - a joyous, gladsome feeling. Joyance personified / that is my goal/ a sense… Continue reading Word Nerd: Joyance

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Word Nerd: Ipseity

Ipseity means selfhood or self identity. Ipseity derives from the Latin ipse (self). Ipseity is the quality and nature of being oneself. It so many words, ipseity is the quintessential element of identity. We each of us posses ipseity and can define and identify our unique individuality by our ipseity. Ipseity means self, identity, nature… Continue reading Word Nerd: Ipseity

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Word Nerd : Petrichor

Petrichor is the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. Petrichor is formed from the Greek petra, meaning "stone", and īchōr, the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology. Petrichor was named by two Australian researchers, who discovered that the smell is an oily essence emitted from rocks… Continue reading Word Nerd : Petrichor

Your path is beautiful and crooked and just as it should be Monday Mantra 58 via LaWhimsy
Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 58 – Your path is beautiful and crooked and just as it should be

"Your path is beautiful and crooked and just as it should be." The road of life is rarely straightforward, and never how we think it should be... "Your path is beautiful and crooked and just as it should be." The road of your life is one filled with so many questions, potholes, dips, curves, wonders,… Continue reading Monday Mantra 58 – Your path is beautiful and crooked and just as it should be

Winter Solstice in my hand digital art collage via LaWhimsy
Musings and Mutterings

Winter Solstice Wishes To You

Winter Solstice marks the night of longest hour and darkest light. Yet in this time so cold and bleak, lights still twinkle and hope runs deep. For now the days shall begin once more to lengthen and we will again know a sun restored. To all who gather and celebrate, a toast I raise to… Continue reading Winter Solstice Wishes To You