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- Emily Dickinson
Tag Archives: Grandchildren
Cakes and Ale — and Young People!
While I was lying awake at quarter to four this morning (a normal occurrence) a jingly poem leaped into my mind, and frolicked there for quite a while. I didn’t remember all of it, but I knew the ending for … Continue reading
Posted in Etcetera, Happiness, Personal Essay, Poetry Tagged Age, Grandchildren, Grandparents, Happiness, Memory, Rejoicing, Verse, Youth 22 Comments
Let Me Through, I’m a Grandmother!
The gloomy Danish philosopher Kierkegaard wrote a book called Fear and Trembling, which I always meant to read, but never quite managed. No great loss, though: I always felt deep down that I could have written it myself. As a … Continue reading
Posted in Challenge, Etcetera, Personal Essay, Wisdom Tagged Age and Aging, Confidence, Fear, Grandchildren, Grandparents, Transformation, Wisdom 31 Comments
The Pursuit of Happiness?
The founding fathers evidently thought the opportunity to pursue happiness was on a par with life and liberty and ranked all three equally in the Declaration of Independence. But how that plays out in real life is problematic, never more … Continue reading
Posted in Etcetera, Happiness, Quotes Tagged Butterflies, Grandchildren, Happiness, Hawthorne, Thoreau, weeklyphotochallenge2011 19 Comments