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WorldlyWord March 5

Let it Snow!!!  WOW...did it ever snow....glad to have the moisture though.  The earth is just begging for it!  Although I am happy for earth....my bones don't think it is so grand!  But alas....there is always someone who has life much worse off than I.  Worked on small art projects today and re preparing for a program I am giving at the Glencoe Library on the History of the Handkerchief.  This is an amazing program with visuals.    I believe my collection of handkerchiefs is up to 900 now.  I simply adore the history behind them...and men if you think it all for woman...you are very mistaken.  I have war history, men's collections and stories about men and their amazing contributions to the hankie and it's uses.  So there we go...the word for the day.  PRECONCEIVED.  It would be most normal for a man to PRECONCEIVE that a hankie program might be for woman.  And it might be a PRECONCEIVED notion for woman to think about a war program...unbeknowst to them that even in the Revolutionary War, woman fought.  We get all sorts of PRECONCEIVED ideas about so many things, people, places, etc.  We tend to rely on the facts that we have heard or been brought up on.  Life might be a whole lot easier if we took things at face value.  Actually, the world might get along much better if we don't use PRECONCEIVED ideas.  Is PRECONCEIVED the same as a gut feeling???Absolutely not!  A gut feeling is something that we get that can be a warning or a "go for it" sense.  When a story is about to be told...we all PRECONCEIVE that it will begin with "Once upon a time", although most stories do not begin that way!  We might PRECONCEIVE that the story of "The Three Little Pigs" is told one way and one way only, but you would be wrong.  There are all sorts of versions of the story including the story from the viewpoint of the wolf...or maybe the three pigs neighbor.  So drop the PRE in the PRECONCEIVE and put on that thinking cap.  There is so much to learn and so much to teach!
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