Odin and his wife Frigg – It’s her day after all!
Friday was names for the Norse goddess Frigg, the wife of Odin, the God of war and death (and surprisingly the God of poetry and wisdom – because there’s nothing as inspiring for writing good poetry than war and death!).
Odin (also known as Woden) has Wednesday named after him. Frigg, on the other hand, one of the more prominent Goddesses represents marriage and motherhood and she is the goddess of love and fertility. Frigg is the daughter of Fjorgyn, the Goddess of the Earth.
Frigg’s day in old German was frigedag which ultimately became Friday.-----------------------------------------------------
Another work week has come and is about to end and thankfully so because of late the work week has been tryingly long.
Perhaps it is because I am getting older but I seem to achieve less in an average day than I did as a younger man – or is it that I am working at a higher quality level and so have less time to cram stuff in?
Each night I make a TO DO list, generally about twenty items long, some minor things that just serve to remind while others require action. Each day I use the list as a guide – it is too easy to forget what to do otherwise – and so I get a sense of what gets done.
With a glass of wine in hand I look down the list to cross of those things completed and find that if I am lucky I have removed one or two items, only to replace them with two or three items – the list keeps growing.
Okay, some of the items do not need to be on the list…
“Write best selling novel…”
“Buy winning lottery ticket…”
“Find lost $100 bills in pants pockets…”
Others must be on the list…
“Finish the story list for the nest issue of The Concordian…”
“Get photograph of (fill in name here) for article…”
Yep, it is Frigg’s Day and I, for one, am glad.