diurnal course


The period of light between sunrise and sunset
daylight ~~ daytime ~~ aurora ~~ cockcrow ~~ dawn ~~ daybreak ~~ morn ~~ sunup ~~ bright ~~ waking day ~~ broad daylight ~~ light of day ~~ hours of light ~~ mean solar day ~~ hours of sunlight ~~ dawn-to-dark ~~ early bright ~~ dusk to dawn ~~ first light ~~ crack of dawn ~~ break of day ~~ dayspring ~~ day peep ~~ first blush ~~ peep of day ~~break of dawn ~~ wee hours ~~chasma ~~forenoon ~~ half-light ~~ flush of the morning ~~dawnlight ~~ cockcrowing ~~ broad day ~~ the crack of dawn ~~ polar light ~~ morningtide ~~ cocklight ~~sparrow-fart ~~ reveille ~~first brightening
“And yet day and night meet fleetingly at twilight and dawn,” he said, lowering his voice again and narrowing his eyes and moving his head a quarter of an inch closer to hers. “And their merging sometimes affords the beholder the most enchanted moments of all the twenty four hours. A sunrise or sunset can be ablaze with brilliance and arouse all the passion, all the yearning, in the soul of the beholder.”
― Mary Balogh

“HEARTWORK
Each day is born with a sunrise
and ends in a sunset, the same way we
open our eyes to see the light,
and close them to hear the dark.
You have no control over
how your story begins or ends.
But by now, you should know that
all things have an ending.
Every spark returns to darkness.
Every sound returns to silence.
And every flower returns to sleep
with the earth.
The journey of the sun
and moon is predictable.
But yours,
is your ultimate
ART.”
― Suzy Kassem

zzzzz ~

fantastical


fantastical ~  adjective – – US    /fænˈtæs.tɪ.kəl/ UK 
Strange and wonderful, like something out of a story:
Fantastical Buddhisttemples and medievalcastlescling to Bhutan’s mistyvalleys.
So strange or extreme that it does not seem to be true or reasonable:
Nobody knew what to make of the fantastical claims she had made to police.
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss
Every place I go is more interesting than the last. Every place I leave makes me long to just go back.  So many people, places, cultures.  It’s all so fantastical.  Never in my wildest, childest dreams could I have imagined my life as it is today.  Here I am and here I go.  Oh the wonderful places.  All of the wonderful places.  With so many more in front of me.
Every day presents to me a new and delightful surprise.
“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”
― J.R.R. Tolkien
fantastical worlds:

Landlubber


land·lub·ber
[ˈlan(d)ˌləbər]  NOUN
informal ~~~ a person unfamiliar with the sea or sailing.

Extension (with land) of earlier lubber. Compare also landloper . ( nautical, derogatory) Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman .

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.  ~~John F. Kennedy

It’s what we call… people afraid of the sea or unfamiliar with the sea or those who are very easily seasick or someone who has never been in the open ocean.   People who do not respect the power, beauty, and awe of the ocean and even those who love looking at the ocean from the safety of the shore.

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore. ~~Vincent Van Gogh

I accept and respect that it is not for everyone.  Even if I do not understand it I respect it.  It just means more ocean for me.  To truly enjoy being in the middle of the ocean, you need a vessel.  A ship.  A boat.  Whatever you want to call it.. you need something to float on.

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. ~~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I mean you got to start somewhere right?  Ok, I didn’t buy it but was completely mesmerized with it.  Along with these other boats spotted on the water in Doha.

“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”  ~~ Henry David Thoreau

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea. ~~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Other boats, floaters, ships, kayaks, and rafts, in other places.

“I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.”
~~ Anais Nin

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.  ~~Jacques Yves Cousteau

“I have been feeling very clearheaded lately and what I want to write about today is the sea. It contains so many colors. Silver at dawn, green at noon, dark blue in the evening. Sometimes it looks almost red. Or it will turn the color of old coins. Right now the shadows of clouds are dragging across it, and patches of sunlight are touching down everywhere. White strings of gulls drag over it like beads.

It is my favorite thing, I think, that I have ever seen. Sometimes I catch myself staring at it and forget my duties. It seems big enough to contain everything anyone could ever feel.”
~~ Anthony Doerr

Oceans, Landlubbers, Boats:

My Little Boat; Arr, Matey;  The ship; A Week in NorfolkAnd the landlubbers lie down below, below, below.  Oceans; Ocean Sunset; LANDLUBBERS; BOAT ON THE ROCKS; From Bimini to Space; Bula Bula from Savu Savu; Ahoy me Landlubbers; Ocean; Mid-Week Monochrome #95 – Boats; Sailor Speak of the Week – BlockAn Ocean Adventure ; The Story So Far – A Pirate’s TaleA Real Pirate?  Packet Boat on the Monongahela; A boat with a view

Hobnobber


Hobnobber – noun –  hob·​nob | \ ˈhäb-ˌnäb  \   hobnobbed; hobnobbing.  A person frequently seen in the company of another.

Definition of hobnob  – intransitive verb   1:  archaic : to drink sociably  2: to associate familiarlyAnother word for the same thing that I did not know was “compeer”.  However, upon further digging, to “hobnob” actually means attempting to frequent yourself with those of a higher class or status while “compeer”  signifies associating with one that is equal to another in status, achievement, or value. To me the difference between the two is exemplified in the below quote.

“Fitting in is about assessing a situation and becoming who you need to be to be accepted. Belonging, on the other hand, doesn’t require us to change who we are; it requires us to be who we are.”  ― Brené Brown

I have been fortunate enough, more often than not, to be surrounded by compeers rather than to be stuck hobnobbing with those who either were (or felt they were) at a higher class or status than I.

Hobnobbery can be snobbery but can at times be fun.  But life in general should be more about being completely yourself.  This is an opinion of mine that is not often accepted or respected.  I do believe that in the end all we are left with is our one true self.  Being myself has really created, for me, a safe place.  A place where I know who I know and I am who I am.  I have reached some of the highest heights but eventually, I always land back in the comfortable place and in the comforting arms of those I love and understand the most.  And I really think (or at least I hope) that “mostly” they all feel the same about me.

“My peers are my role models, and my role models are my peers. Which is extraordinary.”  ― David Levithan
peers, friends, hobnobbing

Be You and find true friends; Reminiscence: NaPoWriMo 2022, Day 21; Accepted; hobnobbery; Hobnobbing with Henry; What is a peer?; true friends will make time; You’re a Good Friend;  You Don’t Lose Friends, You Lose Frauds; Bates Motel Day #17 – Piglet Visits Again & I Re-Take Stock Of True Friends;  A true friend;  TRUE FRIENDSHIP

Gadabout


Gadabout (noun) Origin: English | gad·about A person who travels often or to many different places for pleasure (and for me for work)!! 

For now it’s a gad-about for work.. but in the future, I hope to live through some of the same opportunities but only for pleasure!!!

A common gadabout who freely wanders over the landscape with wanton disregard. His days are spent picking up all the stray free words he can handle and squirreling them away for later use.
Subsequently, (days, months or years later) working by candlelight and hidden away in his dank, musty secluded lair, the rogue simply rearranges the collected words on yellowed bond with a sharpened quill ink pen fashioned from the tail feather of a bald-headed vulture.
Once finished, the dastardly cur audaciously attempts to sell those assembled pages for fleeting fame and profit.”

― Leopold Throckmorton