Tuesday Tidbits #69


Welcome to the limited series, Tuesday Tidbits. A collection of quotes to provide inspiration, determination, and elevation. I hope you find something that brightens your day!


Loving and being loved are two different things. One we do naturally, the other we crave desperately.

Latin is a dead language, yet somehow it finds its way into our mottos, laws, and medicine. I am not sure what that says about us as a culture. Why do we hide our greater truths in an arcane language?

I have tried a million times to figure out this push of words that seem to demand I write. But even with the advantage of personal insight, the real reasons always escape me. It feels more like a “must” than a “want to”.

The two greatest emotions that every human being share are love and fear. But only one of them we feel comfortable writing about.

I was born in one of the most unusual geographical oddities in the world. Somehow, against all the laws of physics and reason, my dad walked to school and it was uphill both ways.

“Falling in” or “falling out” of love are the two most universal emotions we share as a species. The greatest heights of joy and happiness, and the darkest lows of loss and love. These moments and emotions were meant for verse. But it is all the words in between that tell the true story of how well we can love one another.

Poetry is like a fortune cookie. You break it open and enjoy a delectable treat, while searching for a greater truth.


Now get out there and write something!


21 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #69”
  1. Brilliant words, lessons and guidance my friend. I really enjoy this series and look forward to it…but here is something: “Latin is a dead language, yet somehow it finds its way into our mottos, laws, and medicine. I am not sure what that says about us as a culture. Why do we hide our greater truths in an arcane language.” A great statement of truth, but I would say that Latin is used not as an arcane and dead language but as a very much alive tongue that expresses things with such clarity and completeness that no other language, not even its derivatives, have been able to do…just a thought my friend. I greatly admire your talent and the way you are able to weave words together perfectly and precisely. All the best to you,

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you Francisco! I can see your perspective on how Latin has become the articulation of the most important of thoughts. I had not thought of it that way, but I must agree that, although it is no longer spoken, it is still alive and well. Thanks you, always, for your kind words and support!

  2. beth says:

    I tend to love words from all languages, the roots, the meanings, sometimes the perfect word for what we want to say –

  3. Your dad not only walked to school and it was uphill both ways, but he wore hand-me-down shoes which were often still too big for his feet and were stuffed with old newspaper in the toes so he wouldn’t fall out of them!

  4. Jim Borden says:

    I guess fear conquers love when it comes to writing…

    and I can imagine the ten foot snow drifts your dad probably walked through as well…

  5. kristianw84 says:

    I love all of these!

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    These are so wonderful Brad. I think my favorite was about what are the two biggest thing we write about. You are right in so many ways. Love ❤️ you Jonikins

  7. petespringerauthor says:

    Some outstanding thoughts today, Brad. Our dads must have been hanging out together. I’m going to ruminate about what you wrote about love and fear. I’m not sure that I agree.

  8. You are so brilliant

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