Word of the day

28/08/2022

Unction – the action of anointing someone with oil or ointment as a religious rite or a symbol of investiture as a monarch; treatment with a medicinal oil or ointment; the act of anointing as a rite of consecration or healing; something used for anointing; ointment, unguent; a slave; something soothing or comforting; religious or spiritual fervor or the expression of such fervor; exaggerated, assumed, or superficial earnestness of language or manner.


Milne muses

28/08/2022


Sometimes

28/08/2022

SOMETIMES by David Whyte

Sometimes
if you move carefully
through the forest,
breathing
like the ones
in the old stories,
who could cross
a shimmering bed of leaves
without a sound,
you come to a place
whose only task
is to trouble you
with tiny
but frightening requests,
conceived out of nowhere
but in this place
beginning to lead everywhere.
Requests to stop what
you are doing right now,
and
to stop what you
are becoming
while you do it,
questions
that can make
or unmake
a life,
questions
that have patiently
waited for you,
questions
that have no right
to go away.

Hat tip: The Marginalian


Maya muses

28/08/2022


Sunday soapbox

28/08/2022

Sunday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

Humility is the bet form of warfare; it is the only thing your enemy cannot do. – Keri Harvey


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