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Word Nerd: Draíocht

Draíocht (which is pronounced DREE-oct) is an Irish word for magic. Draíocht once specifically denoted the secret lore and arts of the druids of pre-Christian Ireland, however now it is used to describe the magical unseen. Irish and Celtic legend and lore are rich in draíocht. My own Irish side connects deeply to draíocht in… Continue reading Word Nerd: Draíocht

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Word Nerd: Zeitgeist

Zeitgeist is the defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time. Zeitgeist is quite literally German for "spirit of the age," from Zeit "time" (see tide) + Geist "spirit" (see ghost). Scholars have long held the belief that each era has a unique… Continue reading Word Nerd: Zeitgeist

Blessed are those who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. Camille Pissarro Monday Mantra 2 via LaWhimsy
Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 2 – Blessed are those who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing

"Blessed are those who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." ~ Camille Pissarro Beauty is all around you, waiting for you to slow down and take notice. Stop and see it in the flowers that grow in the cracks of rumble, in the smile on a messy face, in the… Continue reading Monday Mantra 2 – Blessed are those who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing

Musings and Mutterings

Be Gentle…

Life, I have found, is so very much more when lived with gentleness instead of harshness and loathing. Love and acceptance of self, of others, of life, given with gentleness and open arms gives back in ways innumerable and untold. To live without anger, hatred or judgement is to actually live and experience wonder. Will… Continue reading Be Gentle…

Musings and Mutterings

Those Feelings, Deep and True…

I have such a love and kinship to this quote, for though I am lucky enough to have a best friend who understands me more than I understand myself at times, there are still certain things which can never quite be shared or understood or explained just so.  Yet there are books or songs or… Continue reading Those Feelings, Deep and True…

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Word Nerd : Yugen

Yugen is that moment when you feel that deep, almost overwhelming sense of love, greatness, smallness and connection to everything that has, does and ever will exist that gives your being the seemingly wonderful and painful sense that all that you are feeling is too much for your mere human body to hold within. Nature… Continue reading Word Nerd : Yugen