Monday, November 25, 2019


Chasing wordsThis blog was in drafts last week.

"The phrase "OK Boomer" is a pejorative retort used to dismiss or mock perceived narrow-minded, outdated, negatively-judgemental, or condescending attitudes of older people, particularly baby boomers. The term has been used as a retort for perceived resistance to technological change, climate change denial, marginalization of minorities or opposition to younger generations' ideals."  Wiki entry

Millennials, also known as Generation Y (or simply Gen Y), are the demographic cohort following Generation X and preceding Generation Z Researchers and popular media use the early 1980s as starting birth years and the mid-1990s to early 2000s as ending birth years, with 1981 to 1996 a widely accepted definition. Millennials are sometimes referred to as "echo boomers" due to a major surge in birth rates in the 1980s and 1990s, and because millennials are often the children of the baby boomers. The characteristics of millennials vary by region and by individual, and the group experiences a variety of social and economic conditions, but they are generally marked by their coming of age in the information age, and are comfortable in their usage of digital technologies and social media .

I have a love affair with words, how they appear with a little help from academics.  We are air-brushed by society into our compartments.  I even did a sociology A level course many years ago, and my words flew onto the page with a rapidity of analysis - unfortunately.  It is like looking through the wrong end of a telescope at people, judging them by fine lines made up by a curious urge to settle everything around us. The problem is social situations become underlined by the words used to circumscribe them. But I don't know the answer to make this world a better place, all the words spilled into the atmosphere will not right wrongs.

There is a 'babel' of words for politics, we turn off in a weary mood, comfort ourselves in our own lives which may seem from the outside a foolish thing to do.  So I came upon these words this morning, and copied them from F/B.... rather than yell at winter, greet it as a friend who slows us down and make us aware of the difficulty of doing things.

"Winter takes away the distractions, the buzz, and presents us with the perfect time to rest and withdraw into a womb like love, bringing fire & light to our hearth".
.. and then, just around the corner the new year will begin again, and like a seed planted deep in the earth, we will all rise with renewed energy once again to dance in the sunlight

-Brigit Anna McNeill
Art: Jessica Boehman

Life is a gift  a Happy winter to you all...

 past blogs;  Etymology

and then there is this, always loved those Celtic stories of 'opposites' black/white sheep.


  1. Renewed energy to dance in the sunlight........seems a long way away at the moment but I enjoy all the seasons so know we'll get there eventually

  2. I think that last quotation is brilliant Thelma. I tend towards depression now that I live alone when it is dark, dismal and miserable (like the last few days and again today) - I do like a bit of sunshine. But I intend to type out thosewords and keep them as a kind of mantra. Hope you are getting my comments alright - I have continued to comment throughout.

  3. hi Sue, seems my comments are in the 'moderation zone'. But I was struck by the fact that we don't need to be doing things all the time, like for instance sweeping dead brown leaves off the surface of everything.

    Thank you dear Pat, as I have released comments from their fortifications, there may just be a delay. As I was walking Lucy this morning, a friend drew up her car beside me and we chatted, she has been such a tower of strength and I called her a treasure. I think that is what you are in the world of blogs. X

    And a note my comment format has changed, so I cannot address individually.

  4. Broad brushing any group is narrow minded and inaccurate. We all have views that need to be heard.

  5. That is what I thought Tabor, what intrigued about the top two quotes though is how they narrowed the thinking, and how in the wrong hands it can be used.

  6. -smile- I'm happy that you found my comment, 'languishing' in "To Be Moderated"! And posted it, and thus, came to my blog, and commented.

    We have to check our "Spam" folder, on the Comment Moderation Info too. Never know, what perfectly nice comment, might have been 'booted' in there! -sigh- Ahhhhh, the ways, helpful Net things (Comment Moderation) can 'trip us up.' Bahhhh-humbug.

    But, all's well that ends well...


  7. I agree with and love your post! There are way too many "Terms" and "Categories," being bandied about.

    I don't think turning off "The News" and its Babel of Political Terms, is foolish. I feel it is necessary, for our Peace of Mind and our Health. We are able to search for, our own Truth. And let the "News Screamers" shout, into their wilderness. -smile-

    And your lovely words, on Winter~~~They beautifully say, my idea of this time of year, being a Time of Hibernation. Seeking and paying attention to, the coziness and warmth of home, the chance to slow down, and to contemplate. Finding our own center. Not allowing the World, to dictate to us, what we *should* be doing, and paying attention to, and wishing for.

    Nature hibernates at this time of year. We are wise, to notice, and attempt to do the same, in whatever ways we can.

    Your illustration is delightful!!!! I so love illustrations, like this. They say, quietly and without words, so many things. They can speak, directly to the heart...


  8. Set comments setting to embed and then you can answer as before, if you want to of course. Why are you moderating comments now?

  9. Hi Rachel, well think of that advert 'confused dot com' and you get the answer. I don't want to moderate, just another step along the way that blogger takes you.

  10. Go to settings, then posts, comments and sharing, and uncheck the "moderation always" box and put it back to normal. Then tick the "embed box" and hunky dory.

  11. Delightful artistry for the hibernation hideaways. We always have extra bedding, warm clothes, plenty of food put away for cold weather, but wouldn't it be dreadful to run out of books?

  12. Got plenty of books and I don't mind rereading them. There are always rumours of bad weather or snow around Xmas, very rarely happens except on the high moors.


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