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SoCS: Not Knowing and Being Thankful

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Today’s prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “a word that contains a silent letter.” Choose a word that contains a silent letter and use it in your post, or write about words with silent letters in general. Enjoy!

I just don’t know why so many words have a silent k at the front. We could differentiate no from the knowledge know with noe. Wait Why does knowledge have a k in front? You know what? I don’t care. Much. We have to prioritize our cares.

I still don’t know why I was so sick over the past week. Thought it must be covid, but nope. Two negative test results. I’m about 75% better now, thank God. But there were a couple days of headaches and chills when I got in touch with my own mortality. Thank you, God that the mysterious rash did not itch. It’s the rash that made me heed the suggestions of friends and go to the doctor Friday for further investigation in spite of feeling better – ish. We decided I will go back Monday for tests since the West Nile Virus antibodies take 8 days to show up. I look forward to getting my energy back to where it was. I miss walking Marley. I used to complain about being tired. Now, I’m looking forward to that level of energy which was good compared to what the mystery virus took from me.

Enough of that! I am thankful for what I have. Not knowing can be okay. Some things might even be better not to know. I didn’t used to believe that. But now, there is only so much room in this brain.

Not knowing much about Queen Elizabeth, it was nice to learn she worked on vehicles during the war and worked to help pay for her wedding dress. Plus, she loved animals, at least dogs, especially corgis. And here’s a humble quote from the queen:

Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom.

— Queen Elizabeth II

Speaking of not taking ourselves too seriously, when I was about five or six years old, I asked my mother if Queen Elizabeth and Elizabeth Taylor were the same person. Mom laughed out loud and told me no, they were two different people. I didn’t know why it was a funny question. Now, I kinda get it.

Please feel free to join me in taking a moment to pray and/or send strength and comfort to the people and animals suffering from disasters around the world, especially in Pakistan, Ukraine, California, and Kentucky.

We are all part of the web of life. “Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.” (Chief Seattle)

Below is one of the many golden webs around my home made by what I call banana spiders. This one was well over my head. I cropped it to see it better.

Banana Spider

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

25 thoughts on “SoCS: Not Knowing and Being Thankful

  1. A lovely post JoAnna. Keeping all those suffering in our prayers is a good thing to do.

  2. My wild yard is full of webs right now. I never mind them 7nless I unknowingly walk face first into one. The world def8nitely needs our prayers and our donations if we are able. I hope you continue to improve. It is so hard when we don’t feel well. I hope it is nothing serious. Keeping you in my prayers.

  3. Wow, JoAnna, what a fascinating and colourful spider. The web is also unusual for me. I have known who Queen Elizabeth is my whole life. She has always been the queen so it’s strange she is gone.

  4. The silent K looks like it came from Middle English, which got it from the Vikings or the Germans. At least, looking on Dictionary.com at some words starting with a silent K leads me to that conclusion…

  5. Wow, that’s quite a web!!! Even the humblest of living creatures has superpowers. So glad that you’re feeling better 🙂

  6. Glad you’re feeling better.

  7. A good take on the theme. Until John Knifton stated his pride in his silent letter (meaning the k), I had never thought about mine – especially as John is my middle name, so each of us has two silent letters. I am sorry you haven’t quite shifted what made you ill.

  8. Sending positive vibes your way, JoAnna, and for a return of your energy!!!

  9. Hope you feel better and get reassuring news from your tests. Crazy looking spider there.

  10. It’s so good to hear you’re feeling better. Whatever that was that got you sick I truly hope it heals completely and you get your energy levels back to 100%.
    You definitely help me to look at spiders differently because I’m one of those who can’t stand them…but they are beautiful when I look outside my fear of them and see them for what they are and the beauty they bring to the world in their own ways.
    I didn’t know much about Queen Elizabeth either but after doing some research I see that she definitely held a important role and helped many…and was a good woman. Queen Elizabeth helped me to wake up in the area of learning more about everyone who holds a important part in our world and to step out my comfort zone with gaining more knowledge and understanding about others.
    I’m joining you in prayer for all animals who are affected by the disasters around the world.
    Beautiful post. ❤️
    I’m so fond of your energy.
    Such a blessing to cross paths.

    • Thank you so much, Dedra. A change in perspective can be illuminating. I do like spiders. Sometimes I wish I could see cockroaches as interesting but have not gotten there yet. My test results for tick and mosquito viruses are negative. A nagging cough remains, but I’m making progress. Thanks for the encouragement! You are a blessing. ❤

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