Posts made in December 19th, 2014

9. Day 19: Surprised By Joy

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9. Day 19:  Surprised By Joy

Today dawns slowly and I am brushing up on my Wordsworth in preparation for our visit to Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount, two beloved homes of the great romantic poet William Wordsworth.  Wordsworth knew joy.  And grief, and longing, sadness and utter delight.  He lived and felt and expressed the emotions and circumstances of his own life.  I was struck by his working definition of poetry; “the spontaneous overflow of emotion recollected in tranquility”.  This could be the very definition of my journaling.  My journaling, indeed began with poetry.  The poetry was my first inkling of...

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