Affirmation Mondays

Affirmation Mondays 343 – The same substance composes us… we are all one, all moving to the same end…

"The same substance composes us - the tree overhead, the stone beneath us, the bird, the beast, the star - we are all one, all moving to the same end." ~ P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins From the beginning to the end, we are all in essence the same... "The same substance composes us - the… Continue reading Affirmation Mondays 343 – The same substance composes us… we are all one, all moving to the same end…

Affirmation Mondays

Affirmation Mondays 342 – I wish you the unfailing sense that things will work out

"I wish you the unfailing sense that things will work out." Considering all the stress and ugly around tomorrow's election, I felt this was a much needed message for us all to revisit (also, if you haven't already, please VOTE!!!)... "I wish you the unfailing sense that things will work out." Things will work out.… Continue reading Affirmation Mondays 342 – I wish you the unfailing sense that things will work out

Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Volition

Volition is an act of making a choice or decision. Volition derives from the Latin velle (to wish). Volition was borrowed by the English from the French in the 17th century. Volition was first used to mean an act of choosing. Herman Melville used volition as such in Moby-Dick “Almost simultaneously, with a mighty volition… Continue reading Word Nerd: Volition

Poetry

Tombstone Stardust : A Poem

Tombstone Stardust The haunting of leaves' melody Crunching like so many bones Spellbound by the moonlight's glow an almost foreboding thought, of what, no one knows. Stardust, it scatters itself through the trees A sparkling shadow of the veil unseen Yet leaving its mark upon gravestones and me. ~ Ella Patric A blessed Samhain and… Continue reading Tombstone Stardust : A Poem

Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Ensorcell

Ensorcell means to bewitch, enchant, or charm. Ensorcell derives from the Middle French ensorceler, which is an alteration of Old French ensorcerer  from en- (in, into, on) and sorcier (sorcerer). Ensorcell was first used around 1535–45. Ensorcell is such a delightful word and it has several off-shoots including ensorcelled, ensorcelling, and ensorcellment. The ensorcellment of… Continue reading Word Nerd: Ensorcell

Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Sepulchre

Sepulchre is a burial vault, tomb, or grave. Sepulchre derives from the Latin root sepelire (to bury) and came to use in Middle English through Anglo-French means. Sepulchre was first used around the beginning of the 13th century. Sepulchre is a rather rare word since the terms burial, grave, and tomb are far more often… Continue reading Word Nerd: Sepulchre