The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

Fortunately, I’ve had very few “almost drove off the road” moments in my life. One time I was cruising along in Florida and a really big (as in, larger than the palm of my hand) hairy spider ran across my windshield. On the inside. In my efforts to kill it before it killed me, I …

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Awe

The View from a Drawbridge

awe [aw] noun 1. an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration,fear, etc., produced by that which is grand,sublime, extremely powerful, or the like. _________________ Dear readers, I have to say that it is truly wonderful to be a human being. For many reasons. Not the least of which is our ability to be self-aware. Even as …

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After taking a semester of one-on-one guitar lessons many years ago, my instructor decided to be brutally honest with me. He said, “Barb, some of us have it, and some of us don’t. And you don’t.” When I tell that story, a lot of people are outraged at that teacher, but actually I appreciated his …

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God, but I love the internet. It introduces me to things I didn’t previously know existed on an almost daily basis. There is so much in this world that can shock or amaze or awe. Just the other day I happened to go to the Bing website and was presented with this gorgeous picture: Whoa. …

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It’s fascinating how the definition of some words evolves over time to signify the opposite of their original meaning. Awful originally meant “full of awe.” I miss that definition. If we allowed awful to fulfill its original role, people would stop saying awesome. I, for one, would be thrilled, because awesome is a word which …

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