As of 11:30 p.m. this coming Tuesday, not factoring in whether or not Daylight Savings Time existed in 1962 and whether or not I am actually at the same time as we were then even though I’m in the same time zone now, I will have completed 50 years of life. It will, in fact, be a complete circle as my birthday and my birth day will be on the same day of the week. I am a Tuesday’s Child.
Tuesday’s child is full of grace.
I used to think that meant graceful, and graceful meant being able to walk across a flat surface without falling, so I wasn’t full of grace. Looking back, though, I see that I was, in fact, very graceful. Just not at walking.
If you Google Tuesday’s Child, you will find a few charities and a couple of books. Both of the books are thrillers, which I like. I wonder why Tuesday’s Child didn’t garner a song. So I added the word “lyrics” to the search and found several songs, all bad. Meh.
Where, oh where, did you go
Grace is an interesting word. Yourdictionary.com has a lengthy definition.
- beauty or charm of form, composition, movement, or expression
- an attractive quality, feature, manner, etc.
- any of the Graces
- a sense of what is right and proper; decency
- thoughtfulness toward others
- goodwill; favor
- Archaic mercy; clemency
- a period of time granted beyond the date set for the performance of an act or the payment of an obligation; temporary exemption
- favor shown by granting such a delay
- a short prayer in which blessing is asked, or thanks are given, for a meal
- a title of respect or reverence used in speaking to or of an archbishop, duke, or duchess: preceded by Your or by His or Her
- Music ornamental notes or effects collectively, as appoggiaturas, slides, trills, etc.
- the unmerited love and favor of God toward mankind
- divine influence acting in a person to make the person pure, morally strong, etc.
- the condition of a person brought to God's favor through this influence
- a special virtue, gift, or help given to a person by God
Origin: ME < OFr < L gratia, pleasing quality, favor, thanks < gratus, pleasing < IE base *gwer-, to lift up the voice, praise > Sans gá¹á¹ Äti, (he) sings, praises & OIr bard, bard
- to give or add grace or graces to; decorate; adorn
- to bring honor to; dignify
- Music to add a grace note or notes to
I can see where a person could be full of grace, here, and I like this definition. “A sense of what is right and proper.” “Thoughtfulness towards others.” “To bring honor to.” Those are more important, to me, than “beauty or charm of form, composition, movement, or expression,” unless expression is in regards to communicating.
Another troll has come forward accusing me of whining and hating men.
I am making progress in getting my house straightened up, in the physical sense. I need to accomplish this vital step before I invite anyone into my life. At this moment in time, there is one place to sit in my living room, and it is where I sit on the sofa. We won’t even discuss the kitchen table. I have taken Monday and Tuesday off from work and so will be spending most of this weekend sorting stuff out. I will also be spending time with my family today, getting a haircut, renewing my driver’s license, having the three pine trees cut down, and getting my teeth cleaned. I could probably use a hand, if anyone’s interested.
I’m going to sign off now and get up, at 5:30 a.m. on a Saturday (closer to 6:00 now), and get busy. I need to put the bow on the first 50 so I can get on with the next half century.