Happy Friday Readers,
For those who need a splash of color – this flower photo is for you.
For those that need a little lift, Emily Dickinson’s Hope is the Thing with Feathers poem is for you.
There are many things to extract from this next poem, but my top takeaway is that IF hope is like a feather, then it can lift us up and help our mood and outlook. Also, IF hope is like a feather – it can be fleeting – and might fly away – so we need to find our hope, grab it, keep it, and hold it tight so it can perch in the soul.
The other Emily Poem for today is The Bee is Not Afraid of Me.
I could not find the right nature photo to pair with this poem and then I was at Ana’s this week and her photo seemed perfect.
And for a quick Flashback on this Friday…. back in September of 2014, I shared a post (here) with the Wallace Stevens poem, Of Mere Being, that also mentions birds and feathers –
And that post included this song, Hope Now.
The song seems like a nice fit for this post:
Wishing you a nice Friday….