min (dreamlogic) wrote,

  • Music:

the painted porch (we play upon)

patience: "the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like"
- derived from Latin pat, to suffer. (some of its cousins: passion, passive)

suffer: from Latin ferre, to carry, to bear. (a few cousins: fertile, birth, burden, metaphor)

If thou art pained by any external thing, it is not this thing that disturbs thee, but thy own judgement about it. And it is in thy power to wipe out this judgement now. - The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, trans. by George Long.
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