Much to ponder in this compelling work of literary art
Dynamic Woman — Changing Times
Five months into my great giveaway project, I am lighter by approximately 150 household items. In the process I’ve freed up shelf and drawer space that I’m not refilling.
Seeking my best self, “I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In).” Remember that ditty? I had a flashback to the Sixties when writer and educator David Dark challenged those who, in their quest to be widely read and greatly admired, evade the hard work of discovery. He exhorted us to dig more deeply into our attention collection. “Have you experienced your experience yet?” he asked.
Reading books written in or about past eras brings perspective to present day conundrums. Is America more polarized than ever? Not according to Lidie Newton’s experience in the Kansas Territory of 1850.
Family proverbs, catchy sayings that hitchhike on the transport of family values, pass down through generations.[/caption]
Our parents practiced thrift. They saved everything and passed it down with the tacit agreement that we would do the same. Those of us raised by the greatest generation have some literal baggage to deal with.
© Sydney Avey