The speed in Godspeed had nothing to do with quickness when it first showed up in Anglo-Saxon times almost 1,300 years ago. The noun speed (spelled spoed in Old English), originally meant success, prosperity, good fortune, profit, advancement, and furtherance. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) cites this early example written around the year 725, of Latin and Old English terms, as “Successus, spoed.” The verb speed, which showed up in the late 900s, meant to succeed or prosper. The dictionary’s earliest citation is from The Battle of Maldon, an Old English poem dating from 993. The citation in Modern English…

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Author: Asher Elle

I speak love because I speak truth and have sought long and hard to discover it through the shedding of untruths. So sad that few want to hear it and can not resonate with the love that is the base element in the hardness of truth. The core of love is not soft and fluffy. It is raw and sharp. People can not love because they can not speak in truth. They fear both because both are fierce. Every lie that is nurtured consciously or un, walls us from the real reason we are here. To find and become love through truth…..💋

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