Dashing through the dictionary, I see that we’ve reached the letter C. Wanna make something of it?
Courage; the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery. From Old French – coeur = ‘heart’
“Go ahead. Don’t be such a wuss.”
“I don’t know. We never had anything like this in our house when I was a kid.”
“Don’t be afraid of it. It won’t hurt you.”
“Does it glow in the dark?”
“Don’t be silly. Make it your new friend. Get a little closer.”
“It looks like something skimmed off the top of a sewage pond.”
“I will give you a swat with this wooden spoon. Show a little courage. Take a spoonful or two of my homemade Cream of Broccoli soup. I boiled chicken carcasses to make my own rich broth, and added pureed broccoli, a cup of Half and Half creamer, a pat of butter and two cups of grated goats-milk Kashkaval cheese. It’s good, and good for you.”
“Give it to Mikey! He’ll eat anything.”
“Try or die!”
“Mmmm!…. Hey, he likes it. He really likes it! Why haven’t we had this before??”
“mumble, grumble $%&<* men! &#@)% husbands!!?” (Translation available upon request)
Cream of Broccoli soup is sooo good when prepared right. That sounds delicious.
In my experience, courage is not the absence of fear but rather persistence in the presence of fear. It’s an important distinction. As far as broccoli soup goes, I like it. Now turnips and brussels sprouts, those are something to fear! 😀