What is in a day?
“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.
And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”
- Maya Angelou
Denise Covey & Alyssa McKendry are two with whom I share a birthday.
Have you ever wondered what people share your birthday?
What are their hopes, their dreams, their life situations, their locations on this war-torn world?
Would one of your "bad" days be Heaven to them?
Did they go to bed hungry or swallow bitter tears before fitful sleep swept them up?
"Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time."
- Jean Paul Richter
"The old age of an eagle is better than the youth of a sparrow."
- Greek proverb
On this day in 1849, Edgar Allan Poe's "Annabel Lee" was published,
just two days after his deathfrom mysterious causes and in odd circumstances, even for him --
theories include political thugs, rabies, brain lesion, or the most likely,
a final binge either chosen or forced upon him by brothers of his newly-betrothed, who viewed Poe's interest in their sister as opportunism.
Oddly enough, Edgar Allan Poe is a major character in my THE RIVAL
with Alice Wentworth the inspiration for Annabel Lee:
“I was brought up to respect my elders, so now I don't have to respect anybody.”
- George Burns
"Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of 80 and gradually age to 18."
- Mark Twain
And don't forget:
Victor Standish's latest novel can be purchased in Kindle format here.