Photo Phriday: No Ordinary Woman

Lovely, lovely photo by Douglas Moorezart. Inspiring and enpowering sentiment by Viola Davis

via #MeNeither – “I’ve never met an ordinary woman”

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Stopping By Wood… Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.   
His house is in the village though;   
He will not see me stopping here   
To watch his woods fill up with snow. 
  
My little horse must think it queer   
To stop without a farmhouse near   
Between the woods and frozen lake   
The darkest evening of the year.  
  
He gives his harness bells a shake   
To ask if there is some mistake.   
The only other sound’s the sweep   
Of easy wind and downy flake.
 
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,   
But I have promises to keep,   
And miles to go before I sleep,   
And miles to go before I sleep.

On this day in 1923 Robert Frost poem was published, Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

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Edgar Allan Poe: Death in a Gutter

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I thought you-all might like to know a bit more about Mr. Poe on this blustery, October day!
Christine

On the 7th of October 1849 Edgar Allan Poe died in Baltimore, America. He was one of the world’s most renowned crime and horror writers, credited also with inventing the detective and science ficti… Source: Edgar Allan Poe: Death in a Gutter | A R T L▼R K

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Goldilocks Author’s Birthday

Today is the birthday of The Story of the Three Bears author, Robert Southey, born August 12th, 1774  in Bristol, England, died in 1843.

He was poet laureate for 30 years. He was also a scholar, historian and biographer. It is said that he corresponded with Charlotte Bronte and told her at one point: “Literature cannot be the business of a woman’s life.” Good thing she ignored him!

Interesting that such a learned man is best known for a children’s story (at least in this country).

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.

                                             Robert Southey

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Rickman (AKA Professor Snape to many)

I didn’t post about the passing of David Bowie, though I enjoy his music and his creative style, but I couldn’t be silent about Alan Rickman. I so enjoyed him in the Harry Potter films, but he was in many many more (Die Hard, Love Actually, Sense and Sensibility, Sweeny Todd, Galaxy Quest – one of my most favorites…)  and I enjoyed him in any that I saw.

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So hold up your wands, all you Snape fans out there. And if you want to hear a bit more about Mr. Rickman, listen to this piece about him from NPR.

(Thanks to Michele from thatswhatsheread.net for the wand photo)