Time’s Winged Chariot

But at my back I always hear/Time’s winged chariot hurrying near–Andrew Marvel (1621-1678) Before you think this post is going to be a downer, let me assure you it is quite the opposite.  Allow me to explain… First of all, the poem. Notice the poet’s dates. 1621-1678. This is a long time ago. How long? Shakespeare…

Respite- It’s bigger than you think.

So my blog’s raison d’etre is to offer “respite to weary souls.”  I claim “it is no small thing.”  Let me offer proof: The things of respite–art, music, theater, writing, all forms of entertainment–remind us of why we do everything else.  Art-the beauty of creation; music-lifting the soul toward heaven, whatever music speaks to you;…

Love My Allusions!

I love allusions.  They create a strong connection between reader and writer, not to mention reader and reader.  We’ve read the same books! We’ve seen the same movie! We know the same myths and legends!  Allusions are cultural unifiers. Overstating you say?  Look at JK Rowling’s Harry Potter.  How many of us know that McGonagall’s…