My Favorite Quote

It is really hard for me to narrow down my favorite quote.  I have a lot of favorites.  But I think if I had to pick one I would choose this quote by Emily Dickinson.  I know that often when I feel alone and scared it is a quote that comes to mind and makes me feel better.

Photo Credit my sweet friend Pam J. Randolph

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all.

This is actually only part of a poem but I love this stanza and I use it a lot when I send a card to someone who is struggling for one reason or another.  Several years ago my brother was sick and had been for a long time.  I knew he often felt like just giving up. One year I sent him a Birthday card and I wrote this quote in it and he called me and told me how much it meant to him and reminded him to never give up hope.  Sometimes hope is all we have.

There are only theories about what Emily Dickinson was thinking about when she wrote this poem.  She uses a metaphor to describe “Hope”. Hope in this poem has feathers and it can perch in the human soul almost like a bird.

In this poem Hope is feathery, it can sing.  It sits on a perch and sings continuously.  But the song has no words that anyone truly understands and maybe words aren’t needed.

Hope is strong.  It never stops.

What is your favorite quote?


Always remember,

Love your day your way!!!



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