Legs for Days

That’s what I was told I have today by a man whose business it is to measure bodies. Lady, you DO have legs for days! This guy, whom we will call Al, came by to measure me for a wheelchair (its only been almost 7 months since I joined the footless few and I’ve been … Continue reading Legs for Days

Classics: Song: To Celia (Drink to me only with thine eyes)

The writing of the Renaissance called and I answered. If you’re unaware, this is the period of Shakespeare, Donne, Herreck, Marlow, Queen Elizabeth I, and King Henry VIII. This charming piece I think sums up the intoxicating feeling you have when there’s someone whom you adore, that you feel almost drunk off the slightest attention … Continue reading Classics: Song: To Celia (Drink to me only with thine eyes)

Classics: Loss and Gain

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

Gwenism #2

This isn’t a game of Go Fish… This is Chess. Pawns will be sacrificed, and as many other pieces as is necessary for that matter, in order for me to be the Queen of this battle… ~First uttered by me I’m not sure when. This ism is my current favorite. And, honestly, how could it … Continue reading Gwenism #2

“lady, i will touch you with my mind” ⁂ e.e. cummings: modern classics

 there is something delightful about knowing you’re beautiful to look at, but there is something even more delightful about knowing you’re a ravishing soul. “She accepts your compliments on her face, her hair, and her body graciously—    and she is, indeed, beautiful.    But she is only moved when you notice the beauty of … Continue reading “lady, i will touch you with my mind” ⁂ e.e. cummings: modern classics