06 January 2008

fridge poetry

In college, I used to keep a journal of all the poems people would write on my little dorm refridgerator with those little word magnets (remember them?)

My grown-up, brushed stainless-steel fridge does not allow for the sticking of magnets (only on the sides does it work), so I have to find my inspiration elsewhere. Last week, when I was throwing out the mass of holiday cards we received at work, I found a few inspiriting gems among them:

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
-Harriet Tubman

A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.
-Albert Einstein
hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.
-Emily Dickenson

1 comment:

Annelies said...

I would like to point out that the Emily Dickinson quote is from a poem I memorized and recited at this residency. I will wow you with my literary prowess at the airport Sunday... :)