I have returned

I want to thank all of my readers and friends for sticking by me during my move and the disappearance of my computer. I got it back in a little over a month but it was damaged. The insurance company is paying for the repairs.


Now that I am back I thought I would share one of my favorite poems with you. It is important to not only dream but to work to make those dreams become reality. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.


“So far from sweet real things my thoughts had strayed,
I had forgot wide fields, and clear brown streams,
The perfect loveliness that God has made,—
Wild violets shy and Heaven-mounting dreams.
And now—unwittingly, you’ve made me dream
Of violets, and my soul’s forgotten dream.”

—Alice Dunbar Nelson

Alice was born in New Orleans to a seamstress and a merchant marine. She was raised in the Creole culture. She became a teacher, journalist, and political activist for African Americans’ and women’s issues. She also kept one of the only know diaries of a nineteenth century woman of color.

14 thoughts on “I have returned

  1. DanicaPiche says:

    Welcome back! 🙂

  2. Chess says:

    Good to see you 😃

  3. inavukic says:

    Welcome back among us, Barbara 😀

  4. Rajagopal says:

    Hearty welcome back, Barbara, I was missing you all this while. Relieved to see the problem was only with your computer, and, you, as usual, are in glowing health and spirits…warm regards and best wishes your way… Raj.

    • Thank you for your kind words, Raj. The move and the unpacking and starting a new life has been fraught with good and bad. I am so excited that I am back and people didn’t forget me. Hugs, Barbara

  5. Welcome!! It’s good to read you again!!

  6. Yay. You are back! Lovely poem and nice to read a bit about the author.

  7. I hope you have been well dear friend. My poor computer has really had an adventure of its own. Hugs, Barbara

  8. RoSy says:

    Welcome back Barbara! 🙂

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