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By 1699, in legal terms in England, the term “spinster” meant an older unmarried woman. This term was used by the Anglican Church In marriage certificates indicating an unmarried woman. It came to mean older women who chose not to get married or were never asked, or who never fell in love.
Recently, because of circumstances in my life, and for the first time in my life, I have been around quite a few single women over the age of 30. In years past, as a teacher, most of my university and college students were in their 20s, although now and then I would have an older student who was female. Most of my friends are either nine years younger or more than me, placing them in their late 50s or early 60s, or are in their thirties, but married. Some of my friends are older than I…
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culture , herbs , mozart , syria
“Nothing in nature lives for itself. Rivers don’t drink their own water. Trees don’t eat their own fruit. Sun doesn’t give heat for itself. Flowers don’t spread fragrance for themselves. Living for others is the rule of nature. And therein lies the secret of living.” ~ Anonymous
And who can argue with the above…only the psychopath’s of our times and times before, would find fault.
Those who provide to each other, whether such providing is in the form of practicing their craft, their talents, the gifts afforded to them – or in humbler terms, affording a family member or loved one a chance to live on, despite all their sufferings – these beautifully ordinary citizens – are, in essence, living for others.
The humble Syrian Herbal Medicine Man, highlighted in the short clip below, provided to us from the outstanding correspondent and reporter, Eva Bartlett, who is actually on…
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