Day 2044: Meaningful

Here’s a meaningful thought: This is my first post in many years of daily blogging that’s been explicitly meaningful. I mean, I’ve written four previous posts focusing on meaning (here, here, here, and here), but never one with the word “Meaningful” in the title.

It’s meaningful to me where “meaningful” comes from today:

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I saw that meaningful poem last night in the window of a shop in Brookline, Massachusetts.  Apparently, that store held a meaningful contest for meaningful children to write meaningful poems, including these:

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All of the images in today’s blog post are meaningful to me — otherwise I wouldn’t have taken them.  However, one seems particularly meaningful to me, here and now.

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Which one of those photos do you think is most meaningful to me?  Even more meaningful,  which photos are most meaningful to you?

According to the Top 10 Most Meaningful Songs this is #1:

I look forward to your meaningful comments.

Meaningful thanks to all who helped me create today’s meaningful post and to you — of course! — for reading it.

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21 thoughts on “Day 2044: Meaningful

  1. I guess for you it is the lost cat; for me, The closest thing we have to magic

  2. Peace is our rock, Ann, I say. And … they must all be meaningful to somebody.

  3. I’ve been playing this song quite a bit lately, the music is beautiful and the lyrics are very meaningful.

  4. I’ve been playing this song quite a bit lately, the music is beautiful and the lyrics are very meaningful.

    Distant Sky
    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
    Let us go now, my one true love
    Call the gasman, cut the power out
    We can set out, we can set out for the distant skies
    Watch the sun, watch it rising in your eyes

    Let us go now, my darling companion
    Set out for the distant skies
    See the sun, see it rising
    See it rising, rising in your eyes

    They told us our gods would outlive us
    They told us our dreams would outlive us
    They told us our gods would outlive us
    But they lied

    Let us go now, my only companion
    Set out for the distant skies
    Soon the children will be rising, will be rising
    This is not for our eyes

  5. I hope your (or whomever’s) cat is found safe and sound. Hugs.

    • Thank you for the meaningful hug, Dawn. I didn’t mean to imply that was my cat — I always notice lost pet signs and I’m aware how much that loss is meaningful to somebody.

  6. I don’t know what it means that those poems make me think of Jean-François Champollion who, with the help of the Rosetta stone, translated Egyptian hieroglyphics thousands of years after those who originally knew their meanings were gone.
    He couldn’t change the past but he helped recover knowledge of the past that we had lost.

  7. The peace sign on the rock reminded me that today is August 6, the anniversary of the detonation of the atomic bomb at Hiroshima.

  8. I wish I had a meaningful comment but I am to sick to think of one

  9. A meaningful post with many meaningful photos!

  10. “Inspiration is the greatest gift because it opens your life to many new possibilities. Each day becomes more meaningful, and your life is enhanced when your actions are guided by what inspires you.”- Bernie Siegel

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