A Dream Deferred: A Reflection and a Resolution

"A Dream Deferred"by Langston HughesWhat happens to a dream deferred?Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore-- And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over-- like a syrupy sweet?Maybe it just sags like a heavy load.Or does it explode?     Until yesterday afternoon, I deceived myself with the notion…

“Let's sum up... a little house, white and green or to be made so... with trees, preferably birch and spruce... a window looking seaward... on a hill. That sounds very possible... but there is one other requirement. There must be magic about it, Jane... lashings of magic... and magic houses are scarce, even on the…

"For love is a flower that grows in any soil, works its sweet miracles undaunted by autumn frost or winter snow, blooming fait and fragrant all the year, and blessing those who give and those who receive." Louisa May Alcott, Little Men

An Old-Fashioned Girl

"A true woman... will be strong-minded, strong-hearted, strong-souled, and strong-bodied... strength and beauty must go together."                              ~Louisa May Alcott, An Old-Fashioned Girl   I recently found myself in need of what I would consider a "rose-pink" book, full of simple romance and tradition.…