Saturday, June 09, 2007

Hope... And on the strangest sea*

Posted by olvlzl.
There is reason to be disappointed with the Democrats in congress, though their failure to override Bush’s veto of the original Iraq appropriation with time limits was entirely predictable. It was never going to happen since they don’t have veto proof majorities in either house. But when you’re throwing up your hands over that kind of thing remind yourself of what it was like when Hastert and Frist were in charge, Linked at Bouphonia, here’s a great example of why things are better now with Nancy Pelosi in leadership.

If you haven’t made Phila’s Friday Hope Blogging a habit, it’s one of those things on the blogs that makes life better.

You shouldn’t forget to gaze at the miracles of natural art, Friday Nudibranchs Blogging.

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

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

Emily Dickinson