It was wonderful to find out more about sapphires. That’s the beauty of these sessions, it can path the way to learn things we may not otherwise have researched. Of course it also takes us somewhere, and even brings up things in our subconscious that say a little about us and the way we see the world. What do you know about ‘sapphires’? I learnt a lot about what they symbolise. I loved the discussion around how gems are extracted and the role they play in defining status in many instances.
It was on ANZAC day that we came together with our expression about the word ‘blind’. Some would see the connection between the two, while it wasn’t intended. For our ANZAC soldiers landing at the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, on that fateful day in 1915, in a way were ‘blind sided’ by the miscalculations in the planning, that lead many soldiers to their deaths.
It is not only words that conjure memories in us. Sometimes items take us somewhere. Perhaps memories of the past or to something in the future. Perhaps something hidden, or intriguing? Or something you love that you have forgotten about?
When this word was mentioned, many of us went straight to google for information! Was it a real word? Where did it come from? How is the word used? And that was all that was needed to begin that beautiful trail of wonder…
This week’s topic on ‘secrets’ brought some interesting perspectives. There were many feelings about the nature of a secret, and its impact. Even the behaviours surrounding the thought of a secret… Often it seems to attract attention.Once again, this topic had us delve into our selves, our lives, our past and address or have a conversation with it, which we have come to know how powerful that is.
Birth… an arrival. Many memories and stories told about the nature of the arrival / birth of those close to us. And of course there is the arrival, the ‘birth’ of things new…
Within our own lives, within our selves and the things around us, new things are born each day.
What does ‘birth’ conjure for you? Where does it take you and how would you express that?
We hope you enjoy the read, and perhaps express your own feelings about the word ‘birth’.
Sometimes it’s fun to explore words that arrive from left field. Donkey, not a word you would normally explore around, however the direction it took us, was interesting!Anyway these lead to some interesting patterns of speech and meanings associated with words and, as you’ll read below, with how words sound.
In a world today where we can continuously cover, fix, hide, re-do, to make things seem as close to perfect as we perceive is possible, have we distorted the true meaning of the word ‘perfect’ and in fact, is there any truth around this word?
It is wonderful to explore topics how our feelings and thoughts about certain phenomena. This week’s topic on ‘ghosts’ an interesting exploration. The word was used in a variety of ways… with a variety of meanings. It gave many of us the opportunity to bring out some experiences, some were personal and some conceptual.
Have you ever wondered more deeply about the role a handle plays in life? And the origin of the word, and what that suggests? Once again, it is not until you give words some space in your week to ponder, that your curiosity and creativity arrives. We spent some time in the item, the handle… And then we delved into the concept of getting a handle on things that are difficult for us.
‘A sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past’. Sometimes certain things can evoke feelings of nostalgia. Sometimes it is associated with feeling ‘homesick’. It can bring up different kinds of emotion. You can feel nostalgic over something from the past… Hope you enjoy the poems and the wonderful poem that was shared many years ago and has been brought to this group. Very special.