Glad to hear from my Adyll Acts guy! ;-) ( I wrote about him a while back)
Sean. I am glad he did not give up hope on me.
He sent me an e mail today. Patiently waiting for his drawing! ;-)
it just makes too much sense on so many levels! Especially in the cartoon strip formerly known as The Happy Hippie.
verb [ trans. ]
1 prepare and use (land) for crops or gardening.
• break up (soil) in preparation for sowing or planting.
• raise or grow (plants), esp. on a large scale for commercial purposes.
• Biology grow or maintain (living cells or tissue) in culture.
2 try to acquire or develop (a quality, sentiment, or skill) : he cultivated an air of indifference.
• try to win the friendship or favor of (someone) : it helps if you go out of your way to cultivate the local people.
[usu. as adj. ] ( cultivated) apply oneself to improving or developing (one's mind or manners) : he was a remarkably cultivated and educated man.
compassion |kəmˈpa sh ən|
sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others : the victims should be treated with compassion. See note at mercy .
ORIGIN Middle English : via Old French from ecclesiastical Latin compassio(n-), from compati ‘suffer with.’