Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German lust pleasure and perhaps to Latin lascivus wanton
Date: before 12th century
1 obsolete a: pleasure, delight b: personal inclination : wish
2: usu. intense or unbridled sexual desire : lasciviousness
3 a: an intense longing : craving [a lust to succeed] b: enthusiasm, eagerness [admired his lust for life] (from Merriam-Webster.com)
"Of all the worldly passions, lust is the most intense. All other worldly passions seem to follow in its train." ---Buddha
“The Bible and several other self help or enlightenment books cite the Seven Deadly Sins. They are: pride, greed, lust, envy, wrath, sloth, and gluttony. That pretty much covers everything that we do, that is sinful... or fun for that matter.” ---Dave Mustaine
A few items I can't get off of my mind lately....
Isn't this baby quilt divine? No, I'm not pregnant. I'd just like to make this for someone special! The listing is for a kit to make this quilt. All of the pieces are cut and ready to go. Since that is the most tedious part for me, the rest should be a breeze. Be sure to check out Amy Smart's shop, Bits and Bobs, on etsy. She also has a fun blog, Diary of a Quilter, that I have been following for a few weeks.
I can across this woodburning/painting the other day and was struck by how unique and beautifully simple it is. Apparently, there's a whole art form out there that I didn't know about. Shocking, I know. It's called pyrography (sounds like it should be in the lust category, doesn't it?) and is finished off with casein paint. Check out The Haunted Hollow Tree (my mother-in-law is going to love that name) shop on etsy for prints and more original pyrography (I'm probably going to try to work this word into conversation several times today).
I love the simple elegance of this sterling silver mobius bracelet. The seller will oxidize or antique it for you, but I think it's perfect just the way it is. Check out her shop, Riverside Jewelry, for plenty of other lust-worthy things.
Brennan and I are off to Ohio again today. In a weak moment, my mom was able to convince me to go on my nephew's school trip to the zoo with him. I'm sure we'll have fun, but it's going to be a lot of driving and a lot of loud second grader's!