Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Two Sundays ago I had the opportunity to tour the childhood home of American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The home is located in the heart of the city of Portland on Congress Street and was decorated in an 1850's Christmas fashion. I happened to come across this quote by Longfellow and found it to be as appropriate now as it was when first written: "Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again.
Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the Shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart."
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow~