Good Morning Digital Neighbors! Happy Tuesday Friends & Refugees, Phamily & ADD Irregulars, Early Birds & Dawn Patrol, Later Dayers & Day Walkers, all of you Conversants, Lurkers and Wanderers at Locals. Time to dive into a new book - The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows by John Koenig.
From the preface: The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is a compendium of new words for emotions. Its mission is to shine a light on the fundamental strangeness of being a human being—all the aches, demons, vibes, joys, and urges that are humming in the background of everyday life:
New words for emotions - fits the age we live in were many more people feel rather than think, and of course the goal of integrated living is to posses feelings that inform and color your thoughts without undermining your capacity for reason. I know, I know, that train may have left the station already and a return to reason and rationality colored by feelings and not dominated may well be past this current chapter of fractured humanity. I hope not, because feelings tend to be one of those experiences of being human that has an equal chance of uniting us to others as well as alienating us. Another sermonizing so early in our morning ramble - on to some fun words! And some bonus St. Jerome sprinkled in at the end.
Trumspringa n. the longing to wander off your career track in pursuit of a simple life—tending a small farm in a forest clearing, keeping a lighthouse on a secluded atoll, or becoming a shepherd in the mountains—which is just the kind of hypnotic diversion that allows your thoughts to make a break for it and wander back to their cubicles in the city.
German Stadtzentrum, “city center” + Pennsylvania German Rumspringa, “hopping around.” Rumspringa is a putative tradition in which Amish teens dip their toes in modernity for a while before choosing whether to commit to the traditional way of life. Pronounced “truhm-spring-guh.”
Read that word again, Trum-spring-guh, not Trump-springa. 😉The Donald casts a long shadow in the minds of many. He is the ultimate political boogie man for so many. If he is not on the 2024 ballot, the "worse than Trump'" candidate will be in the running. You know you will hear that term, the Cabal always has to up the ante to gin up the mindless. Whoever you are - Mr. or Mrs. Worse-than, I can't wait to hear about you. Notice that Candidate Worse-than does not subscribe to pronoun madness, but would probably happily will call you whatever name you want to be called. Afterall, name indulgence is often a kindness even if some names might give you cause to smile.😁
Trumspringa - A desire to return to a simpler life, who doesn't want one in these days of chaos and endless intrusion? While I was already a happily distracted soul (one does not celebrate ADD without it) the tidal wave of distractions these days with technology is frustrating. So many things can make noises, often from the same machine (our beloved glow-screens) finding the cause can be aggrevating. It used to be finding the burnt out Christmas light that provide such endless enjoyment, now the adventure is not limited to the Christmas season. What tab or app was that again????
Scabulous adj. proud of a certain scar on your body, which is like an autograph signed to you by a world grateful for your continued willingness to play with her, even if it hurts. From scab + fabulous.
Scabulous!!! Swimming pools in the past were filled with tales of the scabulous. Uncle Marty how did you get that scar?? - "Let me tell you a story little Bobbie. . . " Often times the swimming pool, the basketball court or some other sporting events of the past were we were semi-nude without it being overtly sexualized like it often is today. With so much skin on display, especially for the men-folk, talking about our scars is often akin to mothers watching their toddlers and sharing stories. They have their babies and we have ours. I know so pre-2015 when the battle for same-sex marriage ended culturally and the WOKE broke free from their university containment system.
Scabulous!! "The scars of others should teach us caution." - St. Jerome. While they should teach us caution, they can make for some great stories when we show our scars and don't let them victimize us. This happened to me, this is not me. I am greater than my experiences.
"Catch, then, O catch the transient hour; Improve each moment as it flies!" -St. Jerome Enjoy the day before you and thank Jerry for his quotes. 😇
On to one of the trumspringa places where the inter-web leads me. Happy Tuesday Local friends!
Spring mountain flowers from somewhere on this beautiful little orb.
Almost a BHC - language warning for gentle souls
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