Adventure of the Day
On May 17th (that’s today!), 1970, Norwegian ethnologist and adventurer Thor Heyerdahl and his multinational crew set sail from Morrocco in an effort to cross the Atlantic. Made entirely of papyrus reeds, and crafted after ancient Egyptian sailing vessels, Heyerdahl named his boat the Ra II, after the Egyptian Sun God, and this voyage was an attempt to prove that Mediterranean civilizations could theoretically and may have possibly sailed to America during ancient times. The Ra II crossed 4,000 miles of ocean in 57 days, landing on Barbados and demonstrating that early seamen could have dealt with trans-Atlantic voyages.
Apple Dictionary: Word of the day
verb |əˈtenyo͞oˌāt| [ with obj. ]
reduce the force, effect, or value of: her intolerance was attenuated by a rather unexpected liberalism.
• reduce the amplitude of (a signal, electric current, or other oscillation).
• (usu. as adj. attenuated) reduce the virulence of (a pathogenic organism or vaccine): attenuated strains of rabies virus.
• reduce in thickness; make thin: the trees are attenuated from being grown too close together.
adjective |-wit, -ˌwāt| rare
reduced in force, effect, or physical thickness.
ORIGIN mid 16th cent.: from Latin attenuat- ‘made slender,’ from the verb attenuare, from ad- ‘to’ + tenuare ‘make thin’ (from tenuis ‘thin’).
"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes."
— Carl G. Jung
"She wasn’t in a strange place, just a new one. After all, she had always dreamt of new places."
— Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
and before I knew it, right before my eyes
winter has come and gone
leaving me stripped and bare.
the darkness lifts and the fog clears
sunshine enters early into a clear sky
and sets with a warm breeze;
I am reassured.
That with spring comes new growth and life within all of us;
for the seeds we planted last fall have transformed
and the changes we made are challenged.
I am stripped down and bare
I have nothing left of ours;
just me my and mine.
My soul hurts to have it torn from the nurturing between two
Yet with every new growth comes a time to prune.
The spring has come and you are gone.
I must remember how to sing to my own tune.
"There is no time like the present, for postponing what you ought to be doing, and go bicycling instead…"
"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation."