What good is the warmth of summer….

john-steinbeck2“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

Spring Fever

“It’s SForestpring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” Mark Twain

Spring Quote by Margaret E. Sangster

bloomimg buds-1“Never yet was a springtime, when the buds forgot to bloom.”-Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

 

Margaret Elizabeth Sangster- poetMargaret Elizabeth Sangster (1838-1912) was an American poet, author, and editor. She was popular in the late 19th and early 20th century. Sangster eventually became an editor at Harper’s Bazaar. Through her work she became acquainted with notable people of her age, including Mark Twain and Helen Keller. Other than Harper’s Bazaar, she contributed to Ladies’ Home Journal, Hearth and Home, and the Christian Intelligencer.

Source: http://www.poemhunter.com/margaret-elizabeth-sangster/biography/

beautiful Spring quotes

Chrysanthemum“The beautiful spring came;
and when Nature resumes her loveliness,
the human soul is apt to revive also.”
Harriet Ann Jacobs

And now a bit about Ms. Jacobs:

“I want to add my testimony to that of abler pens to convince the people of the Free States what slavery really is. Only by experience can any one realize how deep, and dark, and foul is that pit of abominations.”

After nearly seven years hiding in a tiny garret above her grandmother’s home, Harriet Ann Jacobs took a step other slaves dared to dream in 1842; she secretly boarded a boat in Edenton, N.C., bound for Philadelphia, New York and, eventually, freedom. The young slave woman’s flight, and the events leading up to it, are documented in heart-wrenching detail in her autobiography, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself, self-published in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent.