I’d like to start my post by telling you a little bit about myself. I am a wife and mother who was born in Manhattan, raised in the Bronx, and still living somewhere in the Empire State. I have been wanting to start a blog for quite some time now. Procrastination had become my worst enemy, but this year I have been trying to overcome that part of me. Thus, here goes my very first blog and post. I have been an active gamer, virtually that is. My virtual gaming began in Second Life 2009. As a result of trying to find a place of refuge (not as an escape) without actually leaving home. It became a place to find peace, creativity, community, socializing, etc. So you see, as of today I have let go of the old me and the procrastination ceases.
My gaming/alias is “Hope.” I decided on this name as it sort of describes me to a T.
Yep always hopeful, and because my real life name means “hope.”
“Hope” is the thing with feathers – (314)“Hope” is the thing with feathers –That perches in the soul –And sings the tune without the words –And never stops – at all –And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –And sore must be the storm –That could abash the little BirdThat kept so many warm –I’ve heard it in the chillest land –And on the strangest Sea –Yet – never – in Extremity,It asked a crumb – of me.
Emily Dickinson, “‘Hope’ is the Thing with Feathers” from The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, edited by Thomas H. Johnson. Copyright 1945, 1951, 8 1955, 1979, 1983 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. Reprinted with the permission of The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
Source: The Poems of Emily Dickinson Edited by R. W. Franklin (Harvard University Press, 1999)