: not easily upset or excited
: not moving much: calm and steady
Placid (adj.): 1620s, from French placide (15th century) and directly from Latin placidus “pleasing, peaceful, quiet, gentle, still, calm,” from placer “to please” (please).
“Even if there are moments during the day when all seems normal and when every action of your own and of those around you seems to be unremarkable, the appearance of ordinariness is an illusion, and just below the placid surface, the world is seething.”
Dean Koontz (b. 1945, author and novelist of suspense thrillers that incorporate elements of horror, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and satire)
“Ignorance is the first requisite of the historian – ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid perfection unattainable by the highest art.”
Lytton Strachey (1880-1932, British biographer and critic who opened a new era of biographical writing at the close of World War I)
“If I weren’t reasonably placid, I don’t think I could cope with this sort of life. To be a diva, you’ve got to be absolutely like a horse.”
Joan Sutherland (1926-2010, Australian operatic soprano internationally acclaimed for her coloratura roles)
“Even if there are moments during the day when all seems normal and when every action of your own and of those around you seems to be unremarkable, the appearance of ordinariness is an illusion, and just below the placid surface, the world is seething.” — Dean Koontz
Reflective of the events of 911, I needed a placid day. My only desire was eternal space and time to contemplate above the hum of remembering the sorrow and the grief.
It’s not hard to go back to that awful day when time stood still. Those were watershed years just as we were under the illusion that we passed turn of the century, unscathed.
Every year since has challenged us to grow and to commit to be loving and fearless light warriors.
A peaceful day is one to cherish. It’s a reminder that we all are privileged to have been chosen to explore the cutting edge of creation.
Have a glorious day, sojourners!
Much Love, Tonya