William Wordsworth ~ S. M. Hart

Butterfly Visits a Lighthouse 2022 “A Picture had it been of lasting ease, Elysian quiet, without toil or strife; No motion but the moving tide, a breeze, Or merely silent nature breathing life. And this huge Castle, standing here sublime, I love to see the look with which it braves, Cased in the unfeeling armorContinue reading “William Wordsworth ~ S. M. Hart”

Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~ S. M. Hart

Alberta Falls Trail, 2021 “Through wood and dale the sacred river ran, Then reached the caverns measureless to man, And ‘mid this tumult Kubla heard from afar Ancestral voices prophesying war! His flashing eyes, his floating hair! Weave a circle round him thrice, And close your eyes with holy dread, For he on honeydew hathContinue reading “Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~ S. M. Hart”

Claude Monet ~ William Wordsworth

The Seine at Bougival 1869 (Reproduction) “And I have felt A presence that disturbs me with joy Of elevated thoughts; a sense sublime Of something far more deeply interfused, Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns.” LInes Composed a few Miles above Tintern Abbey Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour, JulyContinue reading “Claude Monet ~ William Wordsworth”

Writing ~ The Audience

Alfred North Whitehead wrote: “A writer really writes for an audience of about ten persons. Of course, if others like it, that is clear gain. But if those ten are satisfied, he is content.” I have my group of ten people who like what I write. That’s good. However, I wrote How to Crochet DuringContinue reading “Writing ~ The Audience”

Storytelling: Chicken Soup to Gun Porn

“This is the secret of good storytelling: to lie, but to keep the arithmetic straight.” Kurt Vonnegut A dear friend of mine has Alzheimer’s Disease. He has lost the capacity to tell stories, so I tell stories for him. Here is a Map of the Journey we took today. Chicken Soup to Gun Porn ColdContinue reading “Storytelling: Chicken Soup to Gun Porn”

Crochet ~ “Curiosity Cat”

I am not too keen on being noble. “Hero” “Survivor” “GOAT” “All-Around-Great-Person” Nah…not me. I would rather be known as The Person Who Made Curiosity Cat. I look at Curiosity, and I am reminded of my friend Claudia. Claudia gave me a book of patterns for crochet animals, so it was only fitting that IContinue reading “Crochet ~ “Curiosity Cat””

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Being a Heretic

The difficulty does not arise so much from the mere fact that good and evil are mingled in roughly equal proportions; it arises from the fact that men always differ about what parts are good and what are evil…The error arises from the difficulty of detecting what is really the good part and what isContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Being a Heretic”