Dad's Birthday Continues...........
January 6, 2013 will be an important day in History even if You do not see it yet! You know how You continue to hear your Dad's words from time to time throughout your life? Another quick 'Dadism': "This is who we are: You tell anybody where we come from we call a spade a spade". Words ingrained in my brain. Whenever he said it, I pictured the big ace of spades card and said: Okay! Well, a few months ago, I heard one of my netfriends say:
I call a shovel a shovel. I giggled and wondered why he would say shovel when it is suppose to be spade???????
Then the big DUH moment: A shovel is also called a spade in old days. For over fifty years, I have simply been incorrect on my understanding of the old words!! It was only the ace of spades in my head-to Dad it was likely always a shovel.
January 6 is a holiday celebrated the world over as: the Epiphany. Below I share excerpts from a Wikipedia Page
on The Epiphany with comparison customs from different countries around the world. (please see link for complete list). It is important you learn this.
I got a big epiphany on this Epiphany Holiday/Dad's Birthday. It is in this definition that I began to see why the water is so important by Alaska. See what you see as you note different words have different meanings for the same custom.
An epiphany refers to a striking breakthrough or or manifestation or “enlightening realization” that enables someone to more deeply understand a problem or situation. Epiphanies usually come after much thought, study, deep consideration of the problem.
Sheree Martin – Jan 6, 2013 –http://benfranklinfollies.com/2013/01/06/epiphany-the-power-of-action/Epiphany: The Power of ActionEpiphany: The Power of Action
Etymology and original word usage
Epiphany in different Christian traditions
Western Christian churches
Liturgical practice in Western churches
Date of commemoration
Liturgical practice in Eastern churches
Current Events (today) from the Investigators and Creators on
Google You Tube.
Join the 'Tube and put your two cents out there! I will share you on the blog if you tell me about your vid, if it's good-put your mouth where your money is, in your tech toys, the phones and stuff! (I still do not have a cell phone and likely never will). Anyway-make a vid-
A Great Presentation of the Truth by: Mr. Maverickstar (thank you sir, for sharing with us on the Nature Blog)
Oh, I have so much more. What a gift I received on Dad's Birthday-