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What does it mean to be human?

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I came across this during one of my many wanderings through sites related to Covid. We are supposed to – and were once – an embodiment of light. We are now harbingers of doom in so far as we do not respect our humanity and unique soul ‘made in the image of God’. I love these sorts of memes.

Today I had a chat with my vicar, Rev. Adam Pitt, of All Saints Church, Paulton at the regular coffee morning that I attend Tuesdays. We do not see eye to eye on everything but I suddenly thought of us talking and wondered about the difference between talking and speaking. This led to a good discussion which I said I would follow up.

This is the email I just sent to him:

Talking – to exchange thoughts and opinions. covers a wide variety of methodology

Speaking – to convey information in a formal way, I must speak to x about Y – more one way?

Speaking up – either more volume or becoming courageous or outspoken

Having a word with – also to convey information, to give advice, to keep informed

Having words with – to reprimand or chastise with an element of anger attached. ‘They had words’

An address – to aim, to guide, to direct in a formal or old-fashioned way. ‘He addressed the group’

Having a chat – informal, passing the time, includes gossip

An oration – a formal speech made in public

A eulogy – speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something

Airing – getting something off your chest, raising a problem that may have been hidden

Ventilating or voicing – expressing an inner situation that may be troubling

Spouting – to utter a great volume of material, but not necessarily coherent or correct

Blabbering, Jabbering – constant talking without discipline or entertaining another view

Gossiping – to relate sometimes questionable or secret information of a personal nature

I am now pondering about how much of each I do in my daily life.

This morning I received a Government notification of the possibility of power cuts. They are supposed to be rotating, and last for three hours. You know which area you are in through the code on your electricity bill (though I have yet to test this out). It looks like cuts in January and February, as we had not enough to worry about.

Finally in this miscellany, listen to Martha Argerich, playing piano at around the age of 80. How does she manage. You think YOU are old?

 

 

Settling in for the winter (of our discontent?)

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We have invited a Feng Shui consultant to visit us later on this month. I want everything in our home to be harmonious as we move to the next phase of our development.

I have today written to the subscribers of my covid website that I shall no longer be adding information on a daily basis. Readers have a choice of reading over 15,000 entries which themselves lead to an average of four time that number and between them they reach into every corner of the ghastly corrupt world of Covid.

I told my readers that if they did not ‘get it’ by now there was nothing more I could do. The main object of Covid is to act as a frightener to bringing on the NWO New World Order where the planet as we know it is being destroyed deliberately yes you heard that right.  Mass starvation will be the order of the day and many millions will die.

An example of the dystopian scenario is an interview with Mike Adams and the founder of EngineeringWatch.org. Here it is.

Advice given by Dr Fuellmich is that we should be happy and aware. Instead of complying we should resist.  I intend to have a full and happy time in winter. Amazing how sure the main stream media is that we are going to have a cold winter. Maybe they know something that we do not. I would like to build up a consultancy business to assist those who are frightened and disorientated but until we have the right formula I shall not proceed. Meanwhile I have a stack of books I want to read.

I am fascinated by accounts of NDE’s, near death experiences. They show how transitory this world is and how there is no escape from your actions and indeed your thoughts. I watched one where the landscape was so luminescent that each blade of grass was said to have its own music and its own distinctive smell. In a way I cannot wait to pass over but I know that many are sent back as they have to finish their tasks agreed and given for this life.  I do not feel, at 78, that I have finished – by a long chalk.

Last Thursday we visited a Crafters show in the Bath and West showgrounds south of Shepton Mallet. I went mainly for Francoise but it was interesting to see an alternative world of greatly skilled people working their craft. So many types – needle work, crochet, embroidery, printing, weaving etc. Let’s hope these therapeutic crafts stay alive.

For the winter I am making arrangements for a ‘sitting round the fire’ event at our home, either inside or outside weather permitting.  ‘Down’ days like we all have can be worse in the cold and frost.  The main thing that is important to me, at the end of the day, is making a difference to the life of others even if its in a small way. I wonder if there is any such thing as a ‘small’ way. You have either given support or you have not.