matter. noun 1. physical substance in general, as distinct from mind and spirit; that which occupies space and possesses rest mass, verb 1. be of importance; have significance. Definitions from Oxford Languages.
I found myself thinking of the interconnected double meaning of the word matter last week. Both definitions appear distinct, however they give voice to the crux of existence. That by taking up space, by being alive, we are matter as a noun and we do matter as a verb. Simply by being with body and breath, we have significance. Body and spirit. We matter. How brilliant is that word?!
It was another pain-free week! I traveled over the weekend (hence my late post) and I was actually jonesing for my beans (can this be?)! Sleep is falling behind a bit as April welcomes a busy month in our household. To pace myself I must remember.
Here are a few wonders of spring as they are emerging on the East Coast. Breathe them in! Take care of yourself. Be kind to others. We all matter. Even when we may feel like we don’t. Or when the actions of others seem unkind. Even more so in challenging times. Be well!
My Dad returned from Paris and I feel like I had a bit of April in Paris through his photographs and sweet gifts.
iPhone snaps Beth Horta for Sweet Sabelle.