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Monday, April 2, 2018

Xenium, and Homelessness

When I last hit the letter X, I blogged about the word, Xenophobia. Xenophobia
As you can imagine, this is not an easy letter to find words that relate to Homelessness.  So, if you've not read my last post (and or have forgotten what is was), please take a minute to click on the word, Xenophobia.

This beautiful picture above, by Luis Egidio Mele'ndez represents today's word that starts with X, for my blogging in Alphabetical order when I don't have a donation to share with you.  The word is Xenium.  My understanding of the word and it's meaning is that it is a gift/offering given to a stranger.  In ancient Greece, this primarily would have referred to a feast with bountiful fruit and food.  We do indeed offer gifts to strangers with our knitting and our crocheting and our looming.  It also referenced still life, and thus the art piece I found, showing a bountiful meal.

Please think of this as you work on your projects, giving gifts to strangers.  Gifts, make people feel special; and this is what we hope to convey.  That they are special enough to receive a gift and are not forgotten.

**The counts on our progress bars are current. Percentages are current. All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated. The Power of One is awesome, and when we work together The Power of One becomes The Power of Many.

4 comments:

  1. The word Xenium is interesting. I had never heard of it, but sure do enjoy making gifts of scarves for the homeless.

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    1. I hadn't heard of it before either. Had to do some searching to come up with something for the letter and was glad to find the word. Thought it fit so nicely to our mission here on Bridge and Beyond.

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  2. Learn something new every day! Sweet

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    1. That makes two of Cynthia. Not a word I knew before either.

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