Monday, February 06, 2006

For my poetry-loving sis

This is the quote of the day from Robert Frost:

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."

I like it. And I like Robert Frost. And I like why I like him. Sadly, I'm not literary or deep enough to like him purely for his poetry. Workin' on it, folks, workin' on it.

My grandmother, Mom's mom, LOVED Robert Frost. She loved poetry in general, and Robert Frost in particular. She passed that love on to my littlest sister, who used that mutual love as a bonding point and letter topic with my grandma. We lived at the opposite end of the country from those grandparents all growing up, so we didn't get to visit too often, and I didn't feel like I was very close to them, but I thought it was really cool that my sister loved something that my grandma loved. Knowing that my sister, whom I adore, loves something that my grandma loved makes me feel closer to both of them. And to my mom, who knows and loves both of them better than I do.

So I do things like, say, post his quote of the day, to express that link - the things that connect us. Because, ladies and gentlemen, those connections are what make ANYTHING matter.

4 comments:

Moonface said...

Hey there! Found you through DYM.

I LOVE Robert Frost. And what a great way to sum up life, eh?

Heather said...

Perfect quote for a day like today. :)

Anonymous said...

"It's not true that life is one damn thing after another; it is one damn thing over and over."
-Edna St. Vincent Millay

jb said...

'k that 'anonymous' was me.