Gubbins


Gubbins.  Sometimes referred to as a collection of things. Objects, bits and pieces, scraps that has little or no value and is also referring to a gadget or device. It can also refer to odds and ends or rubbish.

1 dialectal, British : fish parings or refuse broadly : any bits and pieces : scraps. 2 British : gadgets, gadgetry the gubbins for changing a tire all the navigational gubbins— J. L. Rhys. 3 British : a foolish or futile person : simpleton you silly gubbins.

related words for gubbins, like: doohickey, gizmo, widget, thingamabob, thingummy, whatchamacallit, whatsis, Glicksohn, crud, Woodring and doodad, paraphernalia.

Comes from an old French word for a bite of food or a piece of something. Crossing over into English was translated as “gob” things associated with the mouth.

Collection of reflections or gubbins I lubbins

I’m a mirror. If you’re cool with me, I’m cool with you, and the exchange starts. What you see is what you reflect. If you don’t like what you see, then you’ve done something. If I’m standoffish, that’s because you are. Jay-Z

A shadow of a reflection of an image of an illusion.  ~~ Chuck Palahniuk

There is just something about having things.. any things .. pretty things.. bits and pieces and scraps of things.. things to hold on to.. things to roll about in your hands.. things that will inevitably make you forget or remember.. just things… preferably pretty things.. 

Man is a luxury-loving animal. Take away play, fancies, and luxuries, and you will turn man into a dull, sluggish creature, barely energetic enough to obtain a bare subsistence. A society becomes stagnant when its people are too rational or too serious to be tempted by baubles.  ~~ Eric Hoffer

Random things of no value to anyone … except maybe me

“As a historical novelist, there is very little I like more than spending time sorting through boxes of old letters, diaries, maps, trinkets, and baubles.”  ― Sara Sheridan

Even a collection of movement or expression.

“All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.”  ― Martha Graham

“She writes things with her movements that I for the life of me could never write with a pen.”  ― Christopher Poindexter

cOLlECTiOnS of WOrDs

“Words bounce. Words, if you let them, will do what they want to do and what they have to do.”  ~~ Anne Carson

“Words are free. It’s how you use them that may cost you.”  ~~ KushandWizdom

“Raise your word, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” ~~ Rumi

“Words: So innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.”  ~~Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Throughout human history, our greatest leaders and thinkers have used the power of words to transform our emotions, to enlist us in their causes, and to shape the course of destiny. Words can not only create emotions, they create actions. And from our actions flow the results of our lives.”  ~~ Tony Robbins

“I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.”
~~ Markus Zusak

“We live and breathe words. …. It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them. Reading your words, what you wrote, how you were lonely sometimes and afraid, but always brave; the way you saw the world, its colors and textures and sounds, I felt–I felt the way you thought, hoped, felt, dreamt. I felt I was dreaming and thinking and feeling with you. I dreamed what you dreamed, wanted what you wanted–and then I realized that truly I just wanted you.” ~~  Cassandra Clare

Pieces of things: Mirror. Tea with a Pirate A Photography Collective Just a few photos Sun Flare at the Lake  my favorite things Bird If You Were Looking at tiny stars A Journey Called Life …Be kind!  Land of Confusion  perspective Memories Through Touch A Collection of Fall Photography My rock collection  Purrsday Poetry The Overthrown Queen gubbins

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