Time heals all wounds ..

Time heals all wounds ..

Hi there

Thanks for popping in. You know you got a hiding, when the dentist calls you the day after your procedure to make sure you’re okay! Easy does it, and fingers crossed it will all heal as it is supposed to. I just have to be patient, right? Be a good patient too. English is such a fun language, isn’t it?! So I have to be a patient patient then! Fair enough. Erik too. You know. The cat. The twin…

Look at these two!! I mean, they’re 2 years older now, but still wonderful.

Erik and I have been hanging out together, because of course, he had a very narrow escape before Christmas, and he’s under house arrest until the vet says he’s fit to roam again. His brother Ragnar is up and out at the crack of sparrows, but young Erik has to stay back with Mum. The vet managed to save his leg and foot, and he is doing remarkably well. But I won’t let him out yet, because the pad on the paw is still not right. It will take a little longer. So I was inspecting the damaged paw today, and thought what a miracle really. If you had seen the state of the foot a month ago, you would have said “Never will that repair itself.” But it has, you know.

Which brings me to today’s Quote #5

Time heals all wounds

There’s an adage I like too, which is generally attributed to Groucho Marx…

Time wounds all heels!

There’s that quirky English language again! …heals…heels… I love English. Wound as in Erik’s foot, wound as in past tense of wind the clock! But hang on! Is that wind me up or put the wind up me?! What a challenge to folks learning English as a foreign language!

But back to today’s quote.

Time heals all wounds
Time wounds all heels

I know I’m taking the Time heals all wounds very literally here, looking at Erik’s foot and my tooth, that we often associate that quote with heartbreak and pain. Time is a great healer, isn’t it? God, I remember when I was much younger, feeling such pain and devastation, and at the time I thought it would never go way. But it did. And the inflicter of the pain? Hasn’t had a great life. Pretty rough actually.

If you, like me, have been had over, taken for a mug , abused or left in the lurch, then the second part of the quote will resonate with you. It’s all about karmic debt. You don’t have to do a thing; just walk away, get on with your life, give Time time, and let it work its magic. Because it is true. TIME DOES WOUND ALL HEELS too – eventually! Oh sweet karma. They may think they got away with it. But they didn’t. We get away with nothing in this life.

Here’s a neat frameless stencil project. CLICK HERE Texture paste dragged through on black card. Left to dry. Chopped up. Perfect.

I really need to finish prepping the TV show demos! Sunday 3-5 pm Create & Craft

Love always,

Barb x x x

24 thoughts on “Time heals all wounds ..

  1. Love the English language as it is so quirky like you I feel for anyone trying to learn our language must be a nightmare xx
    Glad that Erik is on the mend bless him and you are also xx
    My mum always said what goes around comes around was never quite sure what but yes thinking back wrongs were righted xx
    Love the stencil and the project so many ideas xx

  2. Love our language, was fascinated by the book about grammar Eats Shoots and Leaves. I gave it away to a colleague wonder if I can get another copy? I have been wanting to craft all day but couldn’t decide what to do so as I love texture paste I think I will give that a go

    1. I remember hearing a joke about that too …. Can’t remember it though ! It was years ago after the book came out.

  3. You are certainly right about our English language. I taught international students mathematics and the giggles/laughter we used to have about our language particularly the words that sound the same but are spelt differently. Here’s hoping you and Eric get better soon xxx

  4. Heaven knows how people get to grips with our language ! So many words meaning different and spelt the same – wracking my brains now to think of them 😹. Don’t get me started about their and there – drives me mad when wrong one is used and my sister always spell clothes – cloths – don’t know how many times I’ve told her 😹. It’s a good thing that time heals all wounds ! X

    Just been catching up with Dawn and the dies, great having a refresher with them ! X

  5. Thought this was apt for today’s conversation about language! Sorry it’s a little long!

    I halve a spelling checker
    it came with my pea sea
    It plainly marcs four my revue
    Miss steaks I kin knot sea.

    Eye strike a key and type a word
    And weight four it two say
    Weather eye am wrong oar write
    It shows me strait a weigh

    As soon as a mist ache is maid
    It nose bee fore two long
    and eye can put the error rite
    Its rare lea ever wrong
    Eye have run this poem threw it
    I am shore your pleased two no
    Its letter perfect awl the weigh
    My checker tolled me sew.

    1. Please can someone tell me what happened to Erik’s leg? I’ve read several times that he’s on the mend, but I missed Barbara saying anything about an accident in the first place. I’m so pleased he’s getting better.

  6. Hi Barbara
    Hope time heals at the dentist at hospital just been put on 6 weeks of antibiotics not good but it could have been worse.
    Glad Erik and you are on the mend.
    Love Ruth and Jackie xx

  7. Our language can confuse us! Let alone those who have had to learn it as a second language! I really dont envy them at all! – You were proof of another one of my sayings ‘The one that Laughs last, laughs the longest’! and I always remember when I went through something similar. I didn’t laugh at all at the time but as the years have gone on, I am now laughing and the loudest! and he isn’t! – Karma! as you say. I do hope your toothe settles down Barbara. I absolutely detest going to the dentist and so I tell them that I should maybe have them all taken out so I can just send them in the post to be fixed! – Can’t wait to hear about Erik once he can go outside again. I bet he will go mad with excitement once let out again!

  8. I have often thought that the English language is a bit of a nightmare for youngsters learning as well as those learning it as a second language.
    Glad you & Erik are improving – just remembered that I was recommended to have warm salt mouthwashes when I had my tooth extractions. Not pleasant but it did the trick in keeping any other infections away.
    Another great project to add to the to do list which is growing daily especially as having watched Dawn demonstrate the dies today there a few hints & tips to try xx

  9. They do say that the English language is one of the hardest to learn. So many of our words are spelt the same but pronounced with a different inflexion according to context or sound the same but have different spelling. This is why so few people in other countries do crosswords.
    Janet’s poem is great, made me chuckle.
    Somewhere I have a screed on how to improve the language. If I can find it I will post it in the morning, if not I will save it for another day.
    Hope you and Erik are healing well,
    Looking forward to the Bijou floral stamps tomorrow.
    Stay safe. 🍒

  10. Time wounds all heels…hmmm, I like that!! It just happens to be 20 years to the day since The Husband came home from work, ate his dinner, and announced he was leaving. And promptly left!!! He remarried while I stayed (happily) single, but I know which one of us lived happily ever after, and it wasn’t him! ☺️

  11. Keep going Barbara. You are amazing and don’t forget it. If thoughts heal you will be well on the way to recovery with the number of people thinking about you and the lovely cat.
    Another book to look at is Giles Brandreths ‘ Have youneaten Grandma’. The wonders of punctuation xxxx

  12. I’d never heard the second part of this saying! Love it. Glad to hear you and Erik are resting and healing together x

  13. Your dentist must have have realised you are a force to be reckoned withBarbara.! I feel for you and hope all settles down very soon. Glad Erik is improving, one lucky little cat. Interesting comments from your quote. X

  14. Eats, shoots and leaves.
    Or eats shoots and leaves.
    Who says punctuation isn’t important? Try this:
    John whereas Jane had had had had had had had had had had been the right answer
    If you punctuate this correctly, it does make sense, I promise!

  15. What a very apt quote. Just spent hours in A&E with heart problems. Home now and 25 weeks to see cardiologist! Maybe time will heal it. Who knows. Love to you

  16. Glad you and Erik are both on the mend. Looking forward to Sunday’s show – also planning to catch up with the C&C shows this weekend. Love the way you’ve used the stencil – will have to give it a go.

  17. Loving these blogs, Barbara, and your wise words! The English language is fun as well as confusing and complex. I love doing cryptic crosswords, which make creative use of all those homonyms, symnoyms, homophones, etc. My favourites are the anagrams, that the English language seems ideal for. Did you know that an anagram of
    Clarity SHAC is
    A Sly Chic Art!
    (and symnoyms of sly, of course, are crafty or clever!)

  18. Hello Barb, another great quote that resonates so much with me. Have to give the frameless stencil project a go. Glad to hear that Erik is healing. I have spoken English all my life and sometimes still have to question my spelling. Great blog with the various words and pronunciations. Take care and stay warm everyone. Bx

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