"The heavens declare the glory of God..." Psalm 19:1
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Yes,I have been at it again creating desktops. It is just so much fun. Click each link below to see the desktop. To save a desktop, left click on the image and choose save as to whatever place on you computer you save such things. My apologies to those whose art I filched off the Internet.
"The children of your servants will live in Your presence; their descendants will be established before You." Psalm 102:28
Anymore it seems that a nearly unending pattern of greed, insecurity, selfishness and ambition are excused with the effective but misleading mantra of, "We're doing what's best for the children." . . . Read More posted by deborah
Hey, ho. I was feeling creative again, and since I love dragons I decided to do a desktop I call WOMEN OF THE DRAGON. Full size. posted by deborah
It is said: If 13 people sit down to dinner together, all will die within the year. The Turks so disliked the number 13 that it was practically expunged from their vocabulary (Brewer, 1894). Many cities do not have a 13th Street or a 13th Avenue. Many buildings don't have a 13th floor. If you have 13 letters in your name, you will have the devil's luck (Jack the Ripper, Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer, Theodore Bundy and Albert De Salvo all have 13 letters in their names). There are 13 witches in a coven. Though no one can say for sure when and why human beings first associated the number 13 with misfortune, the belief is assumed to be quite old and there exist any number of theories purporting to trace its origins to antiquity and beyond.
It has been proposed, for example, that fears surrounding the number 13 are as ancient as the act of counting.
Primitive man had only his 10 fingers and two feet to represent units, according to this explanation, so he could count no higher than 12. What lay beyond that — 13 — was an impenetrable mystery to our prehistoric forebears, hence an object of superstition. Which has an edifying ring to it, but one is left wondering — did primitive man not have toes?
Despite whatever terrors the numerical unknown held for their hunter-gatherer ancestors, ancient civilizations weren't unanimous in their dread of 13. The Chinese regarded the number as lucky, some commentators note, as did the Egyptians in the time of the pharaohs.
To the ancient Egyptians, these sources tell us, life was a quest for spiritual ascension which unfolded in stages — 12 in this life and a 13th beyond, thought to be the eternal afterlife. The number 13 therefore symbolized death — not in terms of dust and decay, but as a glorious and desirable transformation. Though Egyptian civilization perished, the death symbolism they conferred on the number 13 survived, only to be corrupted by later cultures who came to associate it with a fear of death instead of a reverence for the afterlife.
So, yesterday I got creative with my poetry and made a "Calendar" of desktop art using art snagged off the Internet (sorry folks) and my own poetry (which is copyright). Use the links below to access each month.
since I last blogged. Good grief. Where to start? My life fell down around my ears. My nephews/foster children decided I wasn't a good pseudo-mom. Well, the oldest did anyway. He is 18 and when he found out he couldn't rule the roost he decided to tear up the nest. He used a couple of poor decisions on my part to get CPS to remove his brothers from my custody. That is what the past 12 years meant to him. And is he content to leave well enough alone? No. He is still causing trouble. Oh, well. He'll reap what he sows eventually. posted by deborah
Sunday, August 28, 2005
Nice Word That
descant \DES-kant\, noun: 1. (Music) (a) A melody or counterpoint sung above the plain song of the tenor. (b) The upper voice in part music. 2. A discourse or discussion on a theme. posted by deborah
Saturday, August 27, 2005
Yep, that pretty much sums up my relationship with the one whose names means "beautiful, brilliant." posted by deborah
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