Think of the wonderful circles in which our whole being moves and from which we cannot escape no matter how we try. The circler circles in these circles.
E. T. A. Hoffman
In Dr. Cherie Carter Scott’s book The Rules for Being Human, Guide # 4 states: A Lesson Is Repeated Until Learned.
I admit that, after reaching a certain age, I spot patterns. Sometimes, the lover who wasn’t quite right (or even awful) shows up wearing a different body but with the same modus operandi. Sometimes, I re-encounter – in different guises – situations that offer second, third and fifth chances to make more ethical, humane, courageous, integral or honest choices. Like a comet circling a star, my orbit does return me to the same messes (okay, growth opportunities). Sooner or later, I’ll improve, no matter how scary … I hope.
Worth A Look
WordWitty encourages a love of language and is especially for Educators, Wordsmiths & Word Gamers. Herbert Bayer said, “The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.” WordWitty adds: The broader our vocabularies, the bigger our worlds, the vaster our communicating tools and Scrabble scores.
This week’s (Scrabble) Witty Word: ROOD
- crucifix: a crucifix, especially one mounted at the entrance to the choir or chancel of a church
- quarter of acre: a unit of area equal to 0.1 hectare0.25 acre
“Nood” led to JUBE – noun Architecture . 1. a screen with an upper platform, separating the choir of a church from the nave and often supporting a rood.
And “Jube” led to: JUBILUS (BIJLSUU Scrabble Alphagram w 50 pt bonus)- in Roman Catholic music) a rejoicing, melodic group of tones to which is chanted the last “a” of the second and third alleluias, often following the gradual of the Mass.
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