Friday, March 6, 2009

How Do I Love Thee?

Good Afternoon to All!

I seem to be catching an early case of spring fever. It is 60 outside and the last thing I want to be doing is anything in my house! Such as it is!

Today is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Poet Elizabeth Barett Browning. She wrote many great works including Sonnet 43:

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints,—I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life!—and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

What beautiful sentiment! Thank you for your contributions Mrs. Barett Browning!

This weekend is a little mixed up, but for good reasons. My daughter is competing at dance. This is a big competition year for her, she is in 6 numbers, that is a ton of costume changes! She seems to thrive on it all!

So I wish to you all a great weekend!

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