Tag Archives: life

THAT AWKWARD MOMENT

Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Definition of awkward

1. lacking dexterity, proficiency, or skill; clumsy; inept: the new recruits were awkward in their exercises.
2. ungainly or inelegant in movements or posture: despite a great deal of practice she remained an awkward dancer.
3. unwieldy; difficult to use: an awkward implement.
4. embarrassing: an awkward moment.
5. embarrassed: he felt awkward about leaving.
6. difficult to deal with; requiring tact: an awkward situation; an awkward customer.
7. deliberately uncooperative or unhelpful: he could help but he is being awkward.
8. dangerous or difficult: an awkward ascent of the ridge.
9. perverse (antiquated)

I AM DEATH. YOU ARE LIFE.

Republished by Blog Post Promoter

 

I AM DEATH.
WHO TELLS YOU LIES ABOUT ME?
WHO WANTS YOU TO FEAR ME?
THE PRIEST WHO MUST CONTROL THEE.
HE DOES NOT KNOW ME.
HE DIES AS SURELY AS THEE.
DO NOT FEAR ME.
YOU ARE LIFE.  YOU ARE FREE.
DEATH IS THE LOSS OF ONE BODY ONLY.
LIFE ENDURES ETERNITY.

~ Lawrence R. Spencer. 2012. ~

 

LIFE RUSHES FROM WITHIN

Republished by Blog Post Promoter

LIFE FLOWS FROM WITHIN

(painting by Michael Parkes)

“She used to drag her mattress beside her low window and lie awake for a long while, vibrating with excitement, as a machine vibrates from speed. Life rushed in upon her through that window – or so it seemed. In reality, of course, life rushes from within, not from without.”

_________________________________

Willa CatherWilla Cather (1873-1947), American author and teacher, considered to be one of the best chroniclers of pioneering life in the 20th century wrote My Ántonia (1918).

“No romantic novel ever written in America, by man or woman, is one half so beautiful as My Antonia.”   In this symphonically powerful and magnificently observed novel, Willa Cather created one of the most winning heroines in American fiction, a woman whose robust high spirits and calm, undemonstrative strength make her emblematic of the virtues Cather most admired in her country. We first meet Antonia Shimerda as the young daughter of a Bohemian immigrant who in time will be driven to suicide by the oceanic loneliness of life on the Nebraska prairie. Through the eyes of Jim Burden, her tutor and disappointed admirer, we follow Antonia from farm to town and through hardships both natural and human, surviving everything from poverty to a failed romance– and not only surviving, but triumphing.

READ THE BOOK “My Antonia” on-line:  http://www.online-literature.com/willa-cather/my-antonia/

VISIT THE WILLA CATHER Foundation Website:   www.willacather.org/