Serendipity (noun) Origin: English | ser·en·dip·i·ty Finding something good without looking for it.
Just this morning, walking in my new ‘hood I came across an art festival. Very serendipitous. A lot of amazing finds! To think i was only out for a cuppa joe! Interesting art, good conversations all started by the serendipitous choices I have recently made. Never made it to coffee, but found some great jewelry, art, furniture, and had some random conversations ranging from artistic stylings and color choices to Memorial Day meanings and the sacrifices people have made throughout history in a variety of different ways. I love unexpected surprises!
“It’s a bizarre but wonderful feeling, to arrive dead center of a target you didn’t even know you were aiming for.” ― Lois McMaster Bujold
“You be you and I’ll be me, today and today and today, and let’s trust the future to tomorrow. Let the stars keep track of us. Let us ride our own orbits and trust that they will meet. May our reunion be not a finding but a sweet collision of destinies!”
― Jerry Spinelli, Love, Stargirl
RanDomnEss: Random Fantasy; Chance Meeting; Serendipity? Brilliance? Diligence?; Dreams: Poem; Reveal.; The Start Of An Adventure; A STROKE OF SERENDIPITY; Serendipity Hangover; Had I Only Dated the Weiner Mobile Driver; Random tidbits; A Little Bit of This, a Little Bit of That, and a Random Video; RANDOM VIGNETTES FROM MY LIFE STORY; Inspirational street art; chance meeting;
Livsnjutare (n.) – Origin: Swedish – Definition: One who loves life deeply and lives it to the extreme.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. – Joe Lewis
I have visited this theme previously but here is a new word and so here we go again. I will admit that I have done some pretty daring things in my life. Some call them idiotic things and for sure, sometimes I feel that I might have bit off more than I could chew. Some say I am lucky to be alive to even talk about living life to the extreme.
Paragliding in Merida, Venezuela with Guamanchi Tours
Skydiving in Higuerote, Venezuela with Skydive Venezuela
Canyoning in Merida, with Guamanchi Tours
Sailing on wind power in San Francisco Bay
Barinas Guamanchi Rafting Trip
Flying in the morning.. looking out the window reflecting on where I am going.
Don’t you ever get the feeling that all your life is going by and you’re not taking advantage of it? Do you realize you’ve lived nearly half the time you have to live already? ― Ernest Hemingway
The advantage of living my life to the fullest and to the extreme is that I do not have a bucket list. I have no regrets. I have carpe diem’d every part of my life. I do not think I will be sitting at the end of my life wondering why I didn’t do or try the things I had always dreamed of or wanted to do.
It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts. – Adlai Stevenson
In exchange for this daring life. I am still alive. I am still trying new adventures and activities. Admittedly at a slightly slower pace and slightly less extreme – (falling hurts more now than it used to)!!
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me. – Erma Bombeck
Lives well lived: the art of living.; Living Well; MOVING FROM LIVING TO LIVING WELL; The lesson of Happy Life; 5 Differences Between a Happy Life and a Crappy Life; I Just Want To Be Happy; What is the Way to Make Life Happy; With a camera, every place is magical … even an ordinary arrow on the ground; Either a daring adventure, or nothing; A Daring Escape
Collywobbles. This refers to a weird feeling in your stomach or an overall bellyache. It is derived from the Latin phrase cholera morbus, meaning it came from the disease we all know as cholera. This is a word many people still use especially older individuals, and the background is quite dark! Many don’t realize the dark background much like many being unaware of the origins of “Ring around the Rosie.”
I have had the collywobbles all day long. As a matter of fact, I have had the collywobbles for about 3 weeks. I’m not sick. I’m just sick of technology!! We are so overloaded with technology and passwords and computer generated automated answers and no one even answering after hours. I’m sick of hackers and fraudsters having more access to my accounts than I have!!!
Ok.. fun word.. really hit the spot today. Also, possibly the grossest quote I have found.. enjoy
“there was nothing wrong: just a touch of the back-door trots – not the flux, for there was no sign of blood, no spotting in the mustard. ‘I know how to take care o’ myself: not the first time I’ve had a run of the squitters and collywobbles.”
― Amitav Ghosh
Down with the sickness: Beautiful sickness; Gratitude to sickness; The sickness of society that no-one cares about; Sickness and Compassion; Motion sickness; Emotional Motion Sickness; This Current Time of Sickness; Together In Sickness; THE SICKNESS & THE CYCLONE; A WORLD OF SICKNESS
Wayfarer (n.) – Origin: English – Definition: Someone who travels, especially on foot.
Family line climbing the hill to visit mom – Montana
As we hiked up the hill other party goers were hiking down.
Very narrow path we were walking on.
Monks Walking in Cambodia
I was with the walkers obviously and this was one of the trails.
Walking in thought – Cambodia
I love to hike and travel and walk towards the unknown. Walking allows you to really take your time and observe the life and things around you. I like walking with people and equally, walking alone.
So many footsteps later and I’m still walking and preferring to walk. However, I have finally arrived back in the U.S. where I will be posted for the next two years and I actually forgot how difficult it can be to walk to things during your normal daily life. Like restocking your food supply, picking out furniture, public transportation with an area rug. Anything that requires more than two light bags of things to carry can be complicated and painful.
My car is still in transit and everything is close to where I live. So I didn’t think walking would be an issue. That is until I remembered how I shop. Only 3 things needed today, easy peasy. But wait.. wow.. i haven’t seen this in awhile. 25 items later… 20 minutes by foot later.. arms about to fall off later.. I broke down and bought a little red wagon. Or as my sister likes to call it a foldable grocery cart.
I am dreaming of long hikes with only a backpack, or better yet.. just a water bottle. No complaints though really. I am still loving walking. I will continue to walk. I just have to become good friends with my newest and closest companion.. Why, hello Amazon..
By foot: Walking Beyond the Dark Forest; Best Foot Forward; Forest Walking; Morning Light; walking home; Better a bare foot than none-George Herbert; Victoria on foot; Walking the beach; Walking Blind; ON FOOT IN FRANCE; Sometimes I feel like I’m walking on mars; Swiss Sunday; A Walking Tour of Naples; Foot-wear; California beach walking; the shoe kind of hurts on the other foot; Walking in the Dark