Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Questioning things

In my quest to develop skills that allow for growth either of myself or of some unknown person, every so often:
  • I research a topic or a word or 
  • Write on this blog or 
  • Read something that is inspirational or 
  • Look at an upload that is features cooking or
  • Search for a job and post about the opening or 
  • Listen to music. 
This morning in a bid to create a positive mood, I did most of the above. Then I decided to search for two words,  Sela and Sarai. Each word had different meanings or brought out different concepts for me either because of a long association with the word or the context in which the word was put forth at this time. 
With Sela(h) being the newer word which I was considering, I would now associate it with Bob Marley and the Wailers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O32fk57k6Z0&spfreload=10 who embodied music. Praise, when I was too young to know or understand the concept of praise and worship or charismatic in the sense of a movement within the Catholic church. These days I am more a fan of Junior Gong Marley who puts me in a dancing mood with Affairs of the Heart (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FHc3w8A_jA) or his classic Welcome to Jamrock (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlCmQcRPtRg) with my resorting to Old Bob only when I am in a case of a day with more hours to go. 
As it happens, Selah referrs to a pause in a musical composition and is found in the bible. However I will leave you to discover the possible meanings of the word, since most of the Bible was written in another language which has evolved over time and has been exposed to many thoughts and minds. http://www.gotquestions.org/selah.html.
Sarah (right) and Abraham hosting three angels (a Children's Bible illustration)
Sarai, according to old faithful Wiki, refers to the original name for Sarah  and  in Hebrew indicates a woman of high rank and is translated as "princess" or "noblewoman". The name Sarah is also associated with Ishmael and Isaac of the Bible. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah

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