Copper is an interesting metal. It’s fairly common, so it’s used in many ways, from currency to electronics. It’s also an element I never give much thought to, except to recall that when it oxidizes, you get the greenish color.
I just recalled that it’s also one of the words in the English language that can refer to a police officer, although it’s not one I hear often, being an American. I do read some literature, so that’s the last place I recall seeing it.
All this talk of copper got me thinking about pennies, so here’s a couple of sayings I’m aware of:
Find a penny, pick it up, and all the day you’ll have good luck.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
I’m participating in the A-to-Z Challenge! Today’s letter is C. You can find out more about it here:
I like stories. In all the various forms they come in. I’ve been this way most of my life. I think it started with books, but I appreciate a good story, even when it’s wrapped in a lot of fancy technology.
It began with a live for books. That came once I got basic reading down. It only expanded once I got into a grade in school where “story time” was a thing. I secretly longed for this part of the day a bit more than recess.
I listened to The Hobbit, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, and Watership Down. I was hooked. School libraries were somewhat small, so I quickly moved up to the local public library and my library card was an essential, everyday carry item.
It wasn’t just books though. I loved TV shows and movies, as well as video games. Still do.
Now, storytelling is usually a key aspect of many games (sometimes in sports video games as well.) Some games are even just basically interactive stories, with the player only making minor branching choices, or even being in nearly complete control as the main protagonist, or sharing that with other players, in small to massively multiplayer online role-playing games, like World of Warcraft.
In all cases, it’s whatever story is being told (or guided towards) that draws me in. The awesome thing about loving stories is there are so many to experience. Running out is simply not an option, and it’s as easy as listening to another nearby human being.
After a wonderful weekend, Mother Nature has decided to take a chill pill. That’s what I think from here in southern California, at least. My apologies to my fellow Americans in the eastern part of our country. It’s far from the pleasantness we have here.
OK, there is a bit more seriousness out there. Check out this post for deeper insight:
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