You are “My Pride”

Train up a child in the way which he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. ~ ~~~ Bible


Why Old Books Smell So Wonderful ?

Lignin or Lignen is the stuff  derived from wood . It is a polymer made up of units that are closely related to vanillin. When made into paper and stored for years, it breaks down and smells good.

Which is how divine providence has arranged for secondhand bookstores to smell like good quality vanilla absolute, subliminally stoking a hunger for knowledge in all of us 🙂

Apparently, there’s one part of the human brain that seems programmed to never forget things. It’s somewhere in the limbic system, and it connects smells to emotions.Perhaps this why we find sniffing books so wonderfully satisfying

Either that or we’re just suckers for vanilla.

Whatever the answer, in this era of odourless ebooks, you’ll still find us with our noses buried in battered old tomes, every chance we get ^_^


Being Loved or Trusted

Love and Trust are two different things.

Love does not Ipso Facto  imply Trust.

You may love someone but you may not trust that person.

Conversely, you may trust someone but you may not love that person.

A man may be madly in love with a woman, but he may not trust her – in fact, many persons are suspicious of the persons whom they love and keep tabs on them. Haven’t you seen so many husbands who do not trust their beautiful wives whom they love so much (and vice versa)

But one thing is sure – as the quote says:

“To be Trusted is a greater compliment than being Loved “.

This is true in all relationships; Trust is the foundation that creates and bonds strong relationships.

I have observed this in my friend @ relationship with his pet dog Lucy too. Lucy loves everyone in their family, but as far as trust is concerned, she implicitly trusts @. That she is a “One Man Dog” is clearly visible to everyone.

One example is that when she is in pain she will only allow him to go near her and touch her wherever she want, including the part of the body where the pain is. Lucy has growled, snapped, and even occasionally nipped, at others ; but never at him. Of course, she loves them, but she trusts him, and that is what matters most.

Of course, the fact that trust is a greater compliment than love is true of human relationships as well.

Dear Reader, think of your life experiences, reflect, and tell us whether you have observed this fact of life?

Do you agree that: to be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved ?