13 Dec 2022: Happy St Lucia Day
Sat: The phrase time heals all wounds may be first attributed to the Greek poet Menander, who lived around 300BC and said, Time is the healer of all necessary evils. Geoffrey Chaucer’s poem, Troilus and Criseyde, written in the 1380s contains the phrase: As tyme hem hurt, a tyme doth hem cure. Time heals all wounds is one of the most popular sayings, but it may not be completely true for everyone. Although time is not exactly a healer, it can have healing purposes. Ultimately, it’s up to you to find ways to achieve healing and or ways of dealing with the hurt or wounds.
Tkx to dear bro&sil for Sunday dinner – my contribution is the bitter-gourd from the coffee-shop across the road. With the exception of Ivy, everyone likes it, so I do get some to take to them once in a while. Les made lamb which was marinated for the day and it was deliciously tasty&tender. Do not always take bus36 back to the East from RochalieDr, but will try to do so in the Dec month to enjoy the lights on OrchardRd.
Mon: news of sis Jo falling yesterday was not how I wanted to start my week! Made my way to ChangiGeneralHospital/CGH to find her still in the overcrowded A&E. Thank goodness to hear that there was a single room available later in the afternoon and that all the tests so far are good – hopefully she will be able to be home soon.
New territory to explore since in the area – EastPointMall by SimeiMRT-st, just a few blocks from the hospital. Appreciations to Clement for meeting for lunch to cheer me up, needed it.
Tue: Happy StLuciaDay to those marking the day – have not baked Luciabrød/Luciaboller/Lussekatte since L&M were kids. Sometimes it feels like yesterday, other times it feels like a lifetime ago! This time of the year when it is usually busy with the Christmas preparations and believe it or not, I have not had a tree since the kids left home, and not do not intend to have a tree again in this life-time. Tusen takk/thank you on this 13thAdventDay for those good memories.