For You, O Democracy

Sketch of Walt Whitman in his younger days

Sketch of Walt Whitman in his younger days

Come, I will make the continent indisoluble,
I will make the most splendid race the sun ever shone upon,
I will make divine magnetic lands,
With the love of comrades,
With the life-long love of comrades.

I will plant companionship thick as trees along all the rivers of America,
and along the shores of the great lakes, and all over the prairies,
I will make inseparable cities with their arms about each other’s necks,
By the love of Comrades,
By the manly love of Comrades.

For you these from me, O Democracy, to serve you ma femme!
For you, for you I am trilling these songs.

—–From Leaves of Greas; Deathbed Edition by Walt Whitman

Volumes of Whitman's Leaves of Grass

Volumes of Whitman’s Leaves of Grass

A big thank you to willowdot21 for nominating me for the sunshine award !   This is my first nomination for this award, and I am deeply touched!

Here are the 10 questions and my answers to them….

What inspired you to start blogging?  My best friend of 35 years.

How did you come up with the name to your blog? It is a description of who I really am. A rebel and idealistic

What is your favorite blog that you like to read?  Juisippi B.

Tell about your dream job.Working in a Domestic Violence Shelter

Is your glass half full or half empty? Half full always
If you could go anywhere for a week’s vacation, where would you go? French Quarter, Bahamas or Jamaica

What food can you absolutely not eat?  Anything that wiggles!

Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?  Milk Chocolate

How much time do you spend blogging?   2-3 hours a day

Do you watch TV – if so, what are some of your favorite shows?  Cnn, Elementary, White Collar, Suits


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