I received a nice notice from Word Press, apparently I have been blogging for five years.
They didn’t actually give me a star, I have missed the mark to post every Monday, but life overtakes our best efforts.
I did get the magnetic poem on the dishwasher.
Here dwell the true magicians,
Nature is our servant,
Man is our pupil.
We change, we conquer, we create.
Written by Anna Letitia Barbauld
An amazing woman who lived in England, in the eighteenth century.
She was not just a writer and a poet, she was a political activist. Unfortunately, like so many she fell out of the history books. Why is that? After her lack of support for the Napoleon Wars in 1812, when hey we were at war here too, she lost her support and never published again. She founded a school for women that taught more than the domestic arts, was opposed to slavery and wrote critical reviews of other books.
I found her quote in a book given to me by a friend, Quotes of Women, but clearly they had a whole lot more to contribute then a mere quote can tell.
For that I do have to thank Wikipedia, and the Internet, what else has made the world so accessible to us?