What's god speed?<br><br>"God speed you on your way." It's an old figure of speech meant both to invoke the attention of God upon you, in a protective way, and to wish you the best of outcomes, quickly. While we still say it, more people were comfortable saying it in the 1880s than now. It's not necessarily a sign of religiousness, yet it's a sign that we call on God for help and trust in faith for those things that are beyond our control. Godspeed was a common phrase around the docks where ships were departing, for sailing ships were risky ventures at best. The fastest transportation known to man at the time, they seemed to fly on angel wings, what with those billowy sails and all, so that Godspeed seemed an appropriate wish, if not an observation. Now it's not just a parting invocation for those travelling on ocean liners, but is more often used in cases where a loved one is teetering between life and death--any anticipated brush with death or danger is likely to cause someone to wish upon you "Godspeed."<br><br><br>Shooshie<br><br><br>-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-<br><br>Shooshie's Stuff
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