So, you’ve stumbled across my blog.
It’s nothing that complicated really: My name is Melissa, and these are things which make me happy.
They’re small things, simple things, everyday life kind of things. They’re memories, items, moments, poems and images. They may lead onto deeper discussions and they may not.
Just like Harry Potter yells “Expecto patronum!”; focusing on the sparks which make each day special will, more often than not, help make today better.
So I hope you take the time to enjoy, reflect and share your own thoughts.
And most of all, I hope this blog makes you smile.
I leave you with one of the most quiet, beautiful pieces of poetry I’ve ever read, by Robert Frost.
Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
(p.s. How ironic I have written this first post on Halloween.)