I am thinking about participating in National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) this year. I participated from 2016-2019, but I missed the last couple of years because the thought of blogging daily during the height of the pandemic was overwhelming. Now, I feel like I might need the daily distraction of Pics and Posts to help me stay sane. I’ll spend the next couple of days figuring out a strategy (and topics), and we’ll see how life goes. I already missed Day 1, so if I decide to post every day, I will end on December 1 instead of November 30.
For today, I’m sharing a postcard from my Wildflowers literary sister, Gina B. Her postcard carrying sunflowers and light arrived just when it should have. In this quote from Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897), Dr. Van Helsing enthuses over the work of Mina Murray who transcribes the diaries of Lucy Westenra, Dracula’s first victim.
Here’s an interesting tidbit: I could not read Dracula. One of my graduate professors suggested the book for my master’s thesis, but I only read a little more than half the book before deciding against including it in my work. I was having very vivid nightmares associated with the characters and plot and simply could not allow myself to be tortured any longer. Despite the nightmares, there’s no denying the postcard Gina B sent presents a beautiful bit of literary wisdom!
There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.
5 thoughts on “Literary Wisdom: Sunflowers and Light”
great quote, and post
I have trouble with the whole horror genre, too. That said, I have read a couple of Stephen King books that I have really enjoyed.
I also find it difficult to read books that take me to a dark place.
Love the quote, and card.
When I was young, I started reading The Amityville Horror. I must have been about 12. The movie came out in 1979. I asked to move my bedroom down to the basement of my Dad’s house. There was a bedroom, bath, den and the laundry, which was unfinished. I thought it would be like my own little apartment. HA! I had half of my furniture down there. I started the book, and quickly, during daylight mind you, moved everything back upstairs. haha. I never finished the book. Did I mention that the room had red curtains? Haha. Even thinking of blogging everyday makes me tired. But I will enthusiastically anticipate your posts! Rock on, amazing one! xoxo
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Yes. I’ve never read that one either. And will never read it. LOL! But yeah, the blogging every day idea? Might not work this time around.
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