“Well timed silence has more eloquence than speech”

“Well timed silence has more eloquence than speech.”- Martin Farquhar Tupper “Silence is golden, unless you have kids. Then silence is suspicious” – wititudes.com ” A yawn is a silent scream for coffee” ― T. Haque “God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer.” -Mother Teresa

“Whoever has ears, let them hear…”

The power to “hear” from silence, from words and from our physical environment can enrich our sense of well being. Some thoughts on the revealing qualities of hearing, for your “listening” pleasure, this Monday. “One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” -Bryant H. McGill “ListeningContinue reading ““Whoever has ears, let them hear…””

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been”

I have been to a few places in the world and hope to travel more. My interest in the meaning of language is a personal drive that keeps me pursuing that goal. If you have been contemplating or putting off that trip, that staycation, that journey, may I present a bit of encouragement? “Once aContinue reading ““Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been””

Island sayings

In the continuing effort to share material on the meaning of common expressions from the island, here are a few humble additions. Enjoy. Cockroach don’t have no right in fowl party meaning “Let every fox take care of his own tail.”-Italian Proverb Don’t drink tea to sweat nobody’s fever – Since it is considered beneficialContinue reading “Island sayings”

Would you like a compliment?

I was chatting with one of my friends today and I paid her a compliment. She has a really nice pair of comfortable looking running shoes, in my opinion. Well. I was so sorry by the end of it all. She went on to describe in what seemed to me, excruciating detail, why the shoesContinue reading “Would you like a compliment?”

Weekend Musings-the soothing oceans

“There’s a magical energy and power from the ocean”-Jo Beverley As you enjoy your weekend coffee or tea here are a few musings for your consideration on the bond between the ocean and us. Cheers. “The sea is His, for it was He who made it, And His hands formed the dry land.” – PsalmContinue reading “Weekend Musings-the soothing oceans”

Weekend Inspiration

Sometimes, no matter how much we try to muster the courage to move forward, the vicissitudes of life challenge us to the core. At those times, even the calming droplets of inspiration and encouragement we may find along the way, seem to do little to water the temporary parched land in our soul. For thoseContinue reading “Weekend Inspiration”