Scope for Imagination

Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we knew all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?

-Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery

Monday, June 15, 2009

Transcendentalists--Lydia Maria Child

Lydia Maria Child!

Never heard of her?


I guarantee you know her most famous poem! You"re gonna like this lady, I think...

Transcendentalist...Unitarian...abolitionist...Indian rights advocate...poet...essayist...editor of the first American magazine for children called Juvenile Miscellany. (link here to read her story, The Magician's Show Box, on Project Gutenberg)

The Big Room kids liked my suggestion that we e-publish our own Juvenile Miscellany.

I now have even more incentive to create a Big Room Web site...and we can put our miscellany there! Just give me a couple weeks to figure that one out. I for one will miss the UU and Me section in the center of the UU World mag. All the more reason to start up our own!

which convinced many, including Dr. Wm. Ellery Channing to speak out against slavery. It also made her unpopular in the 1830s with some of the Boston crowd.

So, that poem you know???

Think about a Thanksgiving day sleigh ride over the Mystic River and through the woods to grandmother's house...
this house

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