1. 1.
    traveling from place to place, especially working or based in various places for relatively short periods.
    "the peripatetic nature of military life"
    synonyms:nomadic, itinerant, traveling, wandering, roving, roaming, migrant,migratory, unsettled
    "I could never get used to her peripatetic lifestyle"
  2. 2.
  1. 1.
    a person who travels from place to place.
  2. 2.
    an Aristotelian philosopher.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

H2uhO: Be Careful What You Say or Think, Especially Around Water

Pensacola Beach By Moonlight
Why is it that, more often than not, I am apt to say or write something I shouldn't before I consider the consequences? You would think that after nearly 53 years of life on this earth, I would know better. Unfortunately, that's usually not the case. A couple of posts ago, I said something negative about mammograms and health care and then gloated about certain body parts of mine still being present and reporting for duty. Did I stop to think that some people reading this blog might not be so fortunate? No. Oh dear!

I think I'm afflicted with foot-in-mouth disease, or, in this case, foot-on-keyboard disease. Clumsy, careless, at the very least I've shattered or disfigured a few billion water molecules (see video below). I didn't intend to, but there it is. And to think that the adult human body is 70%, more or less, made up of water--a dynamic, living, breathing, feeling, hot-or-cold, in-the-flesh trope, if you will, for the earth itself. Maybe anthropomorphic climate change isn't a far fetched idea after all.

The tongue has the power of life and death,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.
                            --Proverbs 18:21

A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.
                            --Proverbs 25:11


  1. I think, sometimes, we have to also consider the intent to which we speak/write. It doesn't sound as if you were trying to be malicious, so if someone was offended I don't think the blame can squarely be put on your shoulders.

    Just my take :)

  2. You're right, Mark. Still, a little thoughtlessness makes a big difference. I've been giving a lot of thought to how many times I've called other drivers "jerk!" or "bonehead!" or something even worse.

  3. Not knowing exactly what's going on, I have to say that I'm pretty sure that you're allowed to be happy that you're healthy.

  4. Dear Walk2write,
    when I read your post I didn't notice anything that wasn't right. Are you worried that those who had an operation would be angry at you? Why? One can be happy to be healthy - but that doesn't mean that one "gloats" over others. I think to enjoy something does not necessarily include all the things/destinies that are not right. I didn't have the feeling you were triumphantly harming anybody.

  5. You are an astute observer, Claude. There is more to this story than meets the eye, but I can't share it. It's too personal.

    Britta, no I'm not worried about other people being angry at me. Disappointed, maybe, but not angry. I found it fascinating that water of all things is affected by thoughts, words, and emotions. And we are such aqueous creatures. There is always a ripple effect. Things said or written will resonate in ways we least expect.

  6. I share the same affliction, W2W--I've spent a lot of time with my foot in my mouth, and believe me, it doesn't taste very good:) Fascinating video, but I especially like your reply to Britta. A very wise way of describing the power of words.

  7. Rose, I can't imagine you ever saying a mean thing. I have noticed that since moving to Florida I've become more acerbic. I wonder if it has anything to do with the pH of the soil here?

  8. Anyone who "knows" you would not take offense, because you have a heart of gold and would never purposely hurt anyone.

  9. I am a "tell it like it is" kind of gal. And all around me are free to chime in on my views. I have a change of view with some debating on the subject after a bit of education as well. Imagine a world where we all think a like, now wouldn't that be a boring place?

  10. Our words have a life of their own once they enter into another's soul.

  11. I have alwys believed that we must keep our words sweet as sometimes we may have to eat them.

  12. Julie, you're very nice to think so, but my heart is far from being golden. Thanks, though!

    Skeeter, those are just two of the things I admire about you--not being afraid to say what you think as well as learn about someone else's point of view even if you disagree with it.

    Mr. Wayne, I see you've learned that lesson too.

    Hello, and welcome, Renu. Your belief is not unusual or untrue. I tend to share it.