Daily Archives for: May 30th, 2016

Now I Become Myself (poem) by May Sarton

“Now I Become Myself” is a beloved poem by May Sarton (1912 – 1995) that captures the spirit of a well-examined life.

How often do we, especially women, show up to life as someone other than our true self? We’re taught to be people-pleasers, so we wear the face and show the demeanor we think others will expect, instead of being who we truly are.

May Sarton was an American poet, novelist, and memoirist who spent a lifetime learning who she was. In her journals, best known of which are Plant Dreaming Deep and Journal of a Solitude, she explored isolation, love, relationships, sexual identity, success, failure, gratitude, nature, the seasons, and the joys and struggles of a creative life. Read More→

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Untold Millions by Laura Z. Hobson (1982)

From the 1982 Harper & Row edition of Untold Millions: This novel by Laura Z. Hobson takes place in New York, the 1920s: Jossie Stone, just starting out in advertising, and Rick Baird, a married man with a family in Paris, a would-be novelist, a man with constant money troubles, falls madly in love and wildly into debt.

Rick’s gusto for living beyond his means is perfectly matched by Jossie’s ability to manage extra work, but what a force money is in their life — the earning of it, the struggle for more, and the fear of not having enough. Read More→

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