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Daily Prompt: What’s something most people don’t understand?

Gertrude Abercrombie Self Portrait 1939

Some people don’t know what the difference between a cemetery and a graveyard is.

Do you know who does? My Granddaughter.

Jemma by A.M. Moscoso
Fox Lake WI 2021

I’m just kidding. Sort of.

Jokes aside. The difference a cemetery and a graveyard  is pretty simple.

A graveyard is a burial ground that is next to a church:

Photographer Unknown
St Magnus Cathedral & Burial Ground
Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom

A cemetery is a burial ground that is not affiliated with a religion- they’re located on the outskirts of a cities and towns. The idea is that they have more room to expand and they’re out of the way,  but in the end sometimes you find yourself living or having dinner next to a cemetery.

I was going to rent a home next door to a cemetery, but I took a pass because it was not well maintained- and not in a creepy neglected good way. The grass was  dead and the trees had some kind of disease so I found a home a few miles away.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

So there you go, that’s the difference between a Graveyard and Cemetery and now you

( might ) know something that you did not know before.

Photo A.M. Moscoso


To Be Enjoyed By Firelight

These little windows are made to be enjoyed by firelight.

Painted Fire Screen
Jacques Vigoureux Duplessis1700

This is copy of a painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the Louvre (inv. 775) which is dated to 1513-1516, at the end of the artist’s career. Scholars are now considering the possibility that the Walters’ version was actually executed at the same time, alongside the original. As in the original, the Baptist wears a leopard skin, usually considered an attribute of Bacchus.

Dry As A Bone


If you ask me anything related to numbers- like what time is is? How many eggs go into that mix? How many miles away is it? This little trickle of sweat starts at the back of my neck and races down my spine.

So if I could have ask for one talent- it wouldn’t be to sing, it wouldn’t be to dance.

It wouldn’t be to draw and paint or to be a great photographer.

I do all of those things anyway, I’m just really, really bad at all of them but a lack of talent has never stopped me from singing or drawing or taking pictures.

The one talent I’d wish for would be the talent to be a scary good at math,

If I was good at math I could have been an engineer for NASA  or a scientist. I don’t care which in which  field. I’ve just always wanted to be a scientist.

But I’m no good at math and I’m afraid of numbers and when  I day dream,  I always see myself in a lab with numbers all around me and the skin over my spine is as dry as a bone.


To Quote Plato

Word Of The Day Challenge: CONSENT

The Normalization of “Post-Truth”
Jeff Gates2017-08-23

Among my family members and friends are people who consider themselves ” Good Republicans ”  who  say they don’t like Trump and they do things like fly the flag on the 4th of July and they post pictures of soldiers  on their FB walls on Veterans day and they ever so gently point out I belong to a party ‘with the same kinds of problems ‘ as republicans so why bring up things like  Trump’s deadly attack on our Capitol and Trump’s distasteful  bromances with Dictators?

Of course President Obama was never accused of rape or for paying an adult film actress for her silence before his election and President Biden didn’t instruct law enforcement to shoot people in face when he wanted to clear the area for a photo-op and as far as I know he doesn’t think much of White Supremacists or Tucker Carlson.

But to their credit, they don’t rant and rave and claim that Democrats are cannibals who prey on children and they would never support the argument that we weren’t attacked on September 11th.

The problem is, they don’t say anything critical about Trump or the Republican party at all. And even though I care for my friends and family who are republicans I have taken note of the ones who have remained silent because –

“Your silence gives consent.”

and their silence is absolutely deafening.

Plato, copy of the portrait made by Silanion ca. 370 BC for the Academia in Athens


― Plato