I chose the word sage, not because it grows outside my door, not because it goes great pan fried in butter over ravioli, but because t ha a dual meaning.
Sage is a herb often rolled together and burnt and used in smudging ceremonies to heal negative thoughts. That is interesting but not the reason I chose it.
Sage smells beautiful. It is a beautiful colour. More great reasons to choose it for this word rug, but not mine.
I chose it because it also means someone who imparts wisdom, and we all need a sage in our life.
The definition follows….
a profoundly wise person; a person famed for wisdom.
someone venerated for the possession of wisdom, judgment, and experience.
adjective, sag·er, sag·est.
wise, judicious, or prudent: sage advice.
1250–1300; Middle English (noun and adj.) < Old French < Late Latin sapidus wise, tasteful ( Latin: tasty), equivalent to sap ( ere ) to know, be wise, orig. to taste (see sapient) + -idus -id4
1. philosopher. 3. sagacious.
There are sages around us. We miss them sometimes because they might be getting on our nerves or trying our patience. Yes , even sages can do that.
Sometimes, about certain things we might even have sage like qualities ourselves.
Wisdom is often in the obvious. It might not be common but at the same time I do not really believe it is obscure.
It is all around us and we may need to ask ourselves if we are seeing it .
It is often in the simple things, a mother’s words or a child’s story.
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