Do you remember being a child at the holidays? There was that one toy you opened on Christmas morning (or on one of the nights of Hanukkah) that your parents tried to warn you Santa might not bring but he somehow managed to bring anyway (because he’s Santa!) and you were overjoyed… until you realized … Continue reading Waiting on the Right Things to Change
I love this piece by Marlowe, although it is not a stand alone piece, as all the others in this Classics series thus far have been; it’s an excerpt from one of his plays, Hero and Leander. What I love about this piece is the youthful hope, that for most of us has been destroyed, … Continue reading Classics: Who Ever Loved That Loved Not at First Sight?
I woke with a start To a dream about what is And about what it will be Where the stings are all removed By a tender touch Originally 10 May 2018 Continue reading Tender Touch
As a poet and as a human being, Longfellow was rather a shining example of insight, strength, optimism, courage, and good coming from the forging fires of sorrow, loss, grief, and great struggle. While many poets’ words live on because of their artistry, I would argue that Longfellow’s words live on more because of their … Continue reading Classics: Loss and Gain
This is one of Shakespeare’s most well loved sonnets and, perhaps unsurprisingly, it is my current favorite as well. Typically analysis of this poem overall takes the incredibly literal approach to the content in saying that Shakespeare is saying that this one woman’s beauty is eternal and will never fade away because he has written … Continue reading Classics: “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?”
This is a personal favorite of mine. I don’t know if it was the images of trees breaking through the ruins I was thinking about when I was writing The Old Broken House With The Tree Growing Through It instead of sleeping last night or something else but this morning I awoke with these old … Continue reading Classics: The Road Not Taken
This week I did something I haven’t done at all in almost 16 months with more ease than I’ve been able to do it in for more than 4 years: I stood up on my one leg and a prosthetic and I walked. If you don’t have any major health issues, disability, or problems with … Continue reading Perspective Taking