Although time constraints seemed to be my theme during July, the time has come for a planned blog break. See you in September.
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I like walking on the beach. It’s good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.
Some may think blood is a gruesome topic because it associates with vampire bats, vampires, and murders. To others, blood is a spiritual fluid – a soulful liquid of life serving as a commonality across humanity regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, and age.
Yes, blood – that body liquid that is a noun, an adjective, and a verb; the latter; as in to stain, to initiate, and to expose.
Blood – We have 1.2-1.5 gallons (4.5-5.5 liters) of this precious liquid – a liquid we associate with pressure, cuts, clotting, transfusions, donating, tests, sugar, iron, cholesterol, and more.
Blood – That red liquid circulating the body within blood vessels – a liquid we link to courage, bravery, tenacity, and strength during adversity.
Blood – That red liquid we associate with life. Almost 50% of our blood plays a role in dissolving and transporting nutrients and body chemicals around the body.
Blood – Flooded with enough red blood cells that transport a necessity for cell life – oxygen. Millions of red blood cells occupy a single drop – yet these red blood cells typically live only 120 days.
Blood – That vitally rich substance is complete with an identification marking a uniqueness that we associate with blood types and transfusions – yet most don’t know of Karl Landsteiner – the gifted doctor receiving a Nobel Prize for his work about blood types.
Blood – Our link to family, relatives, lineage, and kinship – our flesh and blood – hence the implication that blood is thicker than water. Yes, blood can tell the family story. Biological blood brothers are related at birth, but other blood brothers are two unrelated males vowing to treat the other as a brother forever and ever.
Blood – The term we associate with courage, strength, battles, tenacity, sweat, and toil – yes – blood, sweat, and tears.
Blood – The temperament or disposition. Blood boils when passionate or lost with temper, yet can be cooled and controlled for the calm and collective.
Sometimes we associate blood with violence – in cold blood, bloodshed, having blood on their hands, and the blood running cold – even blood and guts to describe a movie or even an all-out effort.
New Blood can signify the young, the formable, or just the new – but they are different from Blue Bloods – those born to nobility, wealth, privilege, and/or power – but for some, Blue Bloods can be too rich for their blood.
We can make wounds by drawing blood or signifying trouble with blood on the carpet – but we also associate drawing blood with going for victory by probing a weakness when tasting the opponent’s blood – which may not be the team that drew first blood.
Getting blood out of a turnip signifies cheap or trying to get from someone something they don’t have – or having similar difficulty as getting blood out of a stone.
Bull’s Blood is a Hungarian wine whose name originates with a 16th-century legend of Hungarian soldiers gaining strength in their battle with Turkish soldiers from the wine mixed with blood from bulls.
We occasionally see a blood moon, have hostility with bad blood, use blood money as payment for killing, or simply have something ingrained in their blood.
The blood of lovers may not be the same, but their blood and love pursue each other to become one. The blood of lovers may not be the same, but it’s the blood that moves the love throughout the body, spreading the special feeling from head to toe.
The blood of love is hot when the love is passionate. The blood of love is the glue during good times and bad.
As I look out over the vast water, I wonder; is water Earth’s blood? I’m thinking yes.
Blood is something to think about on this day. Yes – blood is a simple term, but its meaning is deep and carries many meanings. Blood is one of the great metaphors in our language with many connotations.
Blood is more than a random thought because it signifies many moods, symbols, and thoughts. Blood is also worth thinking about while walking on the beach. After all, I like walking on the beach because it is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.
See what other bloggers have posted about Blood
- Super Flower Blood Moon (photography)
- Blood on Our Hands (a poem)
- Blood and Poppies (a poem)
- The Blood-less Chicanery of the Vampire Bat (satire)
- Fourteen More Blood Flower Moon (a photo essay)
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