SONG: Jesus Is Coming Back by Jordan Feliz: https://youtu.be/pPo4wuQolTQ
POEM: Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Coming (excerpt): Because the time is ripe, the age is ready, Because the world her woman’s help demands, Out of the long subjection and seclusion, Come to our field of warfare and confusion, The mother’s heart and hands.
QUOTE: Winston Churchill: To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.
SONG: Believer by Imagine Dragons: https://youtu.be/7wtfhZwyrcc
POEM: Mahogany L. Browne: Country of Water (excerpt): I know who I am because I believe it / The breath in my chest / Insistent in its choice / The skin that I’m in / The bones and blood and veins / It carries like a promise
QUOTE: Anne Frank: It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
SONG: Give by LeAnn Rimes: https://youtu.be/vALhBgHC_FE
POEM: Kahlil Gibran: On Giving (excerpt): Then said a rich man, Speak to us of Giving. And he answered: You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give… And there are those who have little and give it all. These are the believers in life and the bounty of life, and their coffer is never empty. There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.And there are those who give with pain, and that pain is their baptism.And there are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue; They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space.Through the hands of such as these God speaks, and from behind their eyes. He smiles upon the earth.
QUOTE: CS Lewis: To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.
Wildcat Tavern: Hoot Night with Jonathan Sarty • 6-8:30pm
Community Event: SAY NOTHING Book Discussion facilitated by Dr. Kelly 7pm • Bartlett Public Library
This discussion is part of the NH Humanities Perspective Book Groups facilitated as a Zoom event by Dr. Mary Kelly. Patrons can contact the library for the Zoom link ([email protected] or 603-374-2755) or come to the library that evening to access the discussion from our link on the big screen. Copies of the book are available at the library.
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Mayhem “is as finely paced as a novel—Keefe uses McConville’s murder as a prism to tell the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Interviewing people on both sides of the conflict, he transforms the tragic damage and waste of the era into a searing, utterly gripping saga.” —New York Times Book Review
For more than seven decades, homing pigeons provided the U.S. military with its fastest most reliable means of communication. Originally bred for racing in the early 1800s, homing pigeons were later trained by pigeoneers to fly up to 60 mph for hundreds of miles, and served the United States for almost 75 years, through four wars on four continents. This book is the first complete account of the remarkable service that homing pigeons provided for the American armed forces, from its fledgling beginnings after the Civil War to the birds’ invaluable role in communications in every branch of the U.S. military through both World Wars and beyond. Join author Elizabeth Macalaster for a discussion of these extraordinary birds and the research that went into writing this book.
Community Event: FIRST SEASON DINNER & AUCTION 5-9pm •Old Saco Inn in North Fryeburg, ME.
Dinner reservations are now closed.
After 3 long years, we will be gathering for the 37th First Season Event! Full Italian buffet; plated vegan option available. This year the event will be held at the Old Saco Inn in North Fryeburg, ME.
Space is limited so get your tickets early. Click HERE to purchase tickets
POEM: Laura Cronk: Thirst (excerpt): I’m pouring water from cup to cup. This is the water we are meant to drink with the other animals. There are daffodils by the water, a road leading from the water to the shining crown of the sun.
QUOTE: Rumi: So come! Drink! Return to the root of the root of your own soul.