Jealous is one of the most misused words in the English language today, mistakenly used in place of the word envy. To be jealous is to guard your treasure—whether it is literal treasure or a woman you love.
From the novel “Drowning With Others” by Linda Keir
Well, well, well. What have we here? Check out more from Merriam Webster.
As always, more to come.
Melanie, our all time favorite #SYW host, has some good questions for us this week. Cyranny’s contribution is particularly thought provoking. If you’d like to join in and/or read the other entries, here are the rules and ping back.
Is every piece of truth worth telling? (credit to the magnificent Cyranny for this one) Absolutely unequivocally not!!!!!! I used to think the opposite. I wanted to know the truth! Tell me everything!! After all honesty is the best policy. Isn’t it? Of course it is. But and it’s a BIG but, not disclosing something isn’t the same as being dishonest. My current preference is tell me on a need to know basis only. I recently found out something I could have gone my whole life not knowing. Now I am wrapped around the axle of judgment. Forgiveness is hard y’all and some sins are not mine to forgive. Like in A Few Good Men “You can’t handle the truth!” lalalala she said hands over her ears.
Whom do you miss more Freddy Mercury or Prince? (if you don’t know who those people are, just skip this question. It’s cool). I cannot choose. Both! One of my best vacations ever was visiting Paisley Park. Minnesota is beautiful anyway. Then touring through Prince’s personal space was a bucket list item for sure.
If you could only email or text people for the rest of your life (no other form of communication), which would you chose? Text. Specifically “talk-to-text”
Would you prefer to work the midnight shift at a really creepy out of the way motel OR work alone for eternity? Neither sound good to me but I guess alone because I don’t do midnight or creepy motel very well.
Bonus question because yes, these are a weird bunch this week: What’s one secret you’re still keeping from your immediate family? (no details required. You could say something like “The lost weekend in 1982”. You can also answer “Why I NEVER keep secrets from my nearest and dearest!”). See #1 above, I have only recently learned that keeping a few things to yourself might not be such a bad thing. For most of my life, I was an oversharing lil sis without any secrets. All my cards out on the table. Though I admit you never really know what one is capable of … myself included.
GRATITUDE SECTION (always optional)
Please feel free to share something uplifting that you’ve experienced so far in 2021. Yesterday we got dose two of the Moderna vaccine. Having chronic conditions paid off placing us in 1B. And with the increased supply and more distribution points, maybe we get some traction in getting the shot to everyone who wants one.