12 May 2018 Drawing and poem

11 May 2018 – drawing I did about what’s it is like for me when I’m out back meditating on my cot with music and the sky.

 

I am just a bunch of memory bubbles bound together by the fire of life

A child, a daughter and a wife

Swirling, twisting, popping and daily re-made

The wings of angels pass over my small patch of shade

 

1 14 7 5 12

A N G E L = 39 (3 cycle)

13 5 13 15 18 25

M E M O R Y = 89

2 21 2 2 12 5

B U B B L E = 44

19 8 1 4 5

S H A D E = 37

 

 

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8 May 2018 Poem for my somebody

Hello to you.  It’s a beautiful morning and we have plans today to help us celebrate our wedding anniversary.  I am reminiscing a bit this morning.  Time goes so fast when it comes to the “good parts” doesn’t it?!

This was taken at Universal Studios in Florida, Jan 2005. Our first real dates together. We want to get back there to explore Harry Potter world soon!

I wrote this little poem for my sweetheart.  We have a “theme” of trees for our anniversaries.
For my husband 8 May 2018 – Jackie

Tangled, winding, ancient and green

A path to the middle

A stretch to the unseen

You woven into me, me woven into you

In the end it’s all looking up

Into the ancient blue

 

My friend EasyWeimaraner reminded me that today is an important for another reason:

Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V-E Day, VE Day or simply V Day, was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces. It thus marked the end of World War II in Europe.

 

1 May 2018 Michael The General

Hello to you.   Yesterday I was drawing with my compass and this message came forth with it about the angel Michael.  As I thought about him,  he came across as a sort of General.  Can you imagine what it would be like to be God’s literal “wing man?!”

30 April 2018 – I started by using the compass and this is what came forth for me about the angel Michael, a sort of General.

The reason Michael often comes to my mind is my spiritual background.  I grew up Lutheran and then Roman Catholic for many years.   These days I don’t go to traditional church services etc. but there are aspects of my spiritual journey I have held on to.  The concept of angels is definitely one of them!   I have had experiences in my life where I believe angels have definitely been watching out for me!   There is great power in personal belief.

“In late medieval Christianity, Michael, together with Saint George, became the patron saint of chivalry and is now also considered the patron saint of police officers, paramedics, firefighters and the military.[33][84]

My Dad was a policeman when he was a young man and I’d like to think he was being watched over by Michael all those years!  That’s probably why Michael comes to mind a lot when I hear a siren go off nearby.  I am always worried about all those connected to that sound!  In many cases it’s a policeman or woman, a fire fighter or an ambulance driver….first responders to the scene of usually some persons worst day.  When I hear a siren go off, I try to just say a quick prayer that everything will be ok.

Divine beings, or angels like Michael transcend Christianity.  When you take the time to look, it’s interesting to find how many different walks of faith have angels or divine beings within them.  I am sharing some links to other information if your interested to learn more:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deva_(Buddhism)beings from Buddhism that are like angels in other walks of faith.

http://www.paganspath.com/meta/angels.htminteresting article about how angels are not unique to just Christianity

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_(archangel)a lot of information about Michael here.  This angel seems to cross boundaries between different walks of faith.  When I did the “numbers” for this name, it came to a total of 51, which becomes 6, which divided into 2 becomes 3 which then becomes the trinity or a cycle.  The word angel comes to a numeric value of 39, which is 12 which is also 3! 

http://moonatnoon.com/puzzles/reference/a1b2z26.html (something I initially looked at when I decided to start using the numeric value of the alphabet to examine words and their meanings.  I use this system a lot now.  It’s amazing to see a more logical view of words we use in the English language.  This system, for me, helps bridge the gaps I sometimes have between my faith and reality.  Unlike people and words can do sometimes, numbers don’t lie!  I don’t know if this would work for other languages but it would be interesting if it did!)

A cycle is a  repeating pattern.  It makes sense to me that angels and a being like Michael,  created by human beings, would end up in this pattern.  Sometimes our faith is tested or we have doubt.  We will literally “cycle” around on a journey to either come back to believing or discarding our faith all together.     

Have you ever had an encounter with someone who seemed like an angel or divine being?  In the realm of the God of my understanding, energy, pretty much anything goes I think!

Matthew 7:7

Ask, Seek, Knock

7“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

 

19 April 2018 Elections Dilemma

Hello to you. It’s Thursday as I write to you in your where and when. Have you ever had a lot on your mind? Have you ever had a bunch of things you think you should do but just can’t bring yourself to do any of the things you used to do? My current dilemma is voting in the upcoming elections in our town. I have seen signs around town telling me who is running for office, but I don’t know who these people are. There are a lot of issues I’m concerned about but don’t even know if my going to vote will have any impact. My husband and I have voted before and just didn’t feel like our votes counted. I guess I’m experiencing a bit of apathy about things like this.  All of what I am sharing is from my own personal experience and so keep that in mind if you decide to read what I’ve written here!

There are several major concerns for me.  They are ongoing issues we’ve been dealing with as a community since my husband and I moved here back in 2009.  We  have tried to do something about many of these things but little has changed.  Many of the issues are town has had to face are so expensive, like the city water system, that it’s been a very slow walk to getting things dealt with.

Am I a bad person if I don’t choose to vote on 5 May 2018?

Well it would make me a hypocrite of sorts. My husband and I have been hard on people in the past when they told us they weren’t going to vote.  For the 2016 election, my husband and I went and voted. We each voted for we who we felt would best serve the country.  We prepared as best we could.   I voted for a candidate that was a 3rd party candidate.  My hope was that if enough people would do so, we would have the option for future elections.  Unfortunately, my thought process didn’t seem to make a difference.   It seems, as is customary,  most people voted along party lines.

I feel like we need more choices….more options.  There is a quote I have read somewhere,  by Mark Twain that says “if voting truly mattered, they wouldn’t let us do it.” I guess it’s a darned if you, darned if you don’t kind of set of circumstances. If you don’t vote, you kind of give up the right to complain about the results but ironically….we still complain anyways regardless of how things go!

There is a part of the voting process I have a problem with, the electoral college.  It feels like with this system in place, the value of our votes is somehow diminished.  When my husband and I lived in Delaware, it was primarily a Democratic state. We registered as Democrats.  We voted in the 2008 election and felt like our vote mattered.  Now we live in Texas, which is primarily a Republican state. We are still registered Democrats.   Knowing what we do about the Electoral College, it felt like our vote in the 2016 election was pretty much irrelevant.  It seems like, as I look back over the past couple of years, there is a divine plan at work.  For those of you who read my blog on a regular basis, you know that there has been a part of me wondering if this wasn’t some reverse psychology experiment to try to repair our damaged country.   I want to believe positive changes are manifesting as I write today!

So what do I do for this upcoming local election right??  Not vote and risk losing the option or vote and get a resentment? I’m just not sure yet what I will do.  My Mom, for the last elections in her town, and I’ve done this too, got ballots prior to the election.  She did this so she could research what was up for voting before she went in and cast her ballot.  There doesn’t seem to be an easy, unbiased way to research candidates especially for local elections. Not everyone has easy access to the internet. I don’t know if my town has ballots people can pick up to read and information about candidates. Sometimes I’ve seen stuff like this at the public library.  I wonder if they have ever considered mailing them out to all those in their water bill system?  We get both an electronic and paper copy of our bill now.  We tried to pay online, but there is a service fee and we chose not to participate.

I would like to see more diverse representation of life for our town. For one local election a few years ago, one of the candidates, a woman, actually walked around and came to our door to talk to us. We ended up voting for her but she lost to incumbents holding office. We had a lot of admiration for her being willing to actually take the time to talk to us in person so we could put a face with the name on the ballot. Right now, as it stands, I do not feel qualified to vote for our local election.   I have a lot of concerns I think a candidate should know about and hopefully address in their tenure in office.

I am concerned about our drinking water and personally concerned about living next to natural gas lines running along utility lines along a major road.  The soil in which the lines are running is expansive clay soil and next the lines are several electrical and internet lines.  I was very upset when they fracked the natural gas well in between our middle school and junior high school.  We had a gas leak a couple of years ago and didn’t find out about it until a neighbor who used gas in their house told us about it.  Why aren’t there sensors all along the lines or are there?  Are they being monitored so if something goes wrong people are directly notified?  If not, why not?!  We have natural gas lines running all through our town and it really kind of scares me.  I’ve written about the issues we’ve had since we moved here many times.  I have deleted many posts just because it seemed like a moot point because it just keeps happening.  I feel bad for the person running our town, heck our state.  It must be very difficult to be responsible for managing something like a city, state or country.  So much money is required to maintain what seems to be a crumbling infrastructure.  For our town, a lot of those repairs are chronic and homeowners like myself end up paying more than once for what it takes to extract energy from the earth.  We have spent thousands of dollars on our home and all the repairs we’ve had to make are not covered by our home owners insurance.  I know with all energy systems there is risk, but natural gas is particularly scary for me.  Even though we don’t choose to use it in our home, we are still subjected to the risks our neighbors incur by choosing to use it in their homes and businesses.

We are getting a new subdivision down the street when we have so many other pre-existing things going on that are not be addressed it seems. The other day I was using a pot of tap water with some essential oil in it and it cooked all the way down. There was a white powder residue at the bottom of the pot! I have seen this same white powder on my soaker hose that we use to water the grass and that’s part of the reason we don’t drink tap water in our town.  We reported the problem to the city and they came out to investigate.  They told us just to run the lines to clear it which didn’t make sense to me.    We have had reoccurring problems with regards to drinking water ever since we first moved here.  I have a health condition and have to take medication as do many other people in our area.  There are many families with elderly and young children.  I hope the water is safe.   Personally I would like to be able to trust the tap water and stop having to feel like I need to buy water in plastic containers from the local grocery store.

I hope that whomever is elected will ensure each department has enough staff.  A couple of years ago, prior to the contract being approved for the subdivision near completion down the street,  I warned the city that they needed to make sure we had adequate resources for growth. Just the traffic alone is a concern.  With 120 units going in,  with a minimum of 2 cars per house, that’s about 240 additional cars being added to the traffic on North Cummings.  There are currently only two ways out of the subdivision and in the event of an emergency, this could prove to be a hardship for the families living there now.  I think the city still has the option, to create another exit point.  I have been told the RV Park owns the property that would be required to make another exit point for the neighborhood.

I hope the people who plan to run the town are going to make sure we have the dog park that we were told by other citizens was promised some 15 or 20 years ago.  A lot of people have dogs in our town.  I have tried to participate in local politics.  I served on the Planning and Zoning Committee, the Parks board and my husband and I used to attend City Council meetings.  We stopped having anything to do with most things going on in town after what happened with the subdivision process.  I was pretty hurt about it.  I went before the council and spoke for probably 15 minutes with my Mom, my husband and another neighbor present.  I didn’t feel we were prepared for what adding so many more people to the town would mean and what I said didn’t seem to matter.  It was like they had already decided what they were going to do and just let me talk anyways.

Sigh….such is local politics and pretty much every layer on up to the White House in my opinion. It’s so complex and so hard to find a middle ground for just about anything it seems. I am going to be praying about what I should do and do a little research to see if there is anything on the City web page about the election: http://www.cityofalvarado.org/.

I hope something here is helpful to someone out there.  I’m not trying to put a stick in the hive.  I am just sharing my own personal experience with the voting process from a perspective at the lowest level and I hope it’s helpful.   Ultimately, you have to decide for yourself what you would do if you were in similar circumstances.  You can decide to do nothing or to at least try to speak up.  Writing is pretty much the only way I have found for myself that I can try to make any sort of difference for hopefully the better.

26 Aug 2016 – I wrote this in my pink spirit book while waiting to get a military identification card and it seems appropriate to share with all this:

We choose our anger

We choose which

Direction we look

We choose our hallowed ground

Our battlegrounds

For war or peace

Each space between an action

A thought unspent

A choice

A promise kept

It’s so easy to choose

A reflex….a flash

Buying a way out

With someone else’s cash

Whichever direction

We choose to fill the space

In between thought and deed

We best avoid reliance

On the currency

Of greed……

 

26 Jan 2018 Aurora’s Flight (Drawing and Poem) and Earthquakes

26 Jan 2018 – The title I gave to this one is Aurora’s Flight. Inspiration for the poem. It’s overcast today so sorry it doesn’t translate very well.

Aurora’s Flight by Jackie

I have no flesh only lighted coil

I flow with the winds

My essence barely graces the soil

I chase bands of colored light twisting round crystal towers

There is no time here

No seconds, minutes or hours

The sun to power my range of motion

As I cascade beyond perception

Over the ocean……..

 

26 Jan 2018 – I’m calling this Planetary Distress and imagining someone(s) from another dimension  answering the call.  Science fiction I know, but that’s what imagination is for!  There are no “rules” or obstructions there.  This comes from my concern about all the recent earthquakes and volcanic activity going on around the world.

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/ – shows US but these are occurring all over the world with  more frequency and intensity.

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/super-blue-blood-moon-coming-jan-31 –  hopefully the sky will be clear for this  rare event

Jan. 18, 2018
‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ Coming Jan. 31

Hope you all have a lovely day – loved and loving. 

Sometimes our worst enemy is the person reflected in the mirror. One of the hardest things I’ve ever done is to look at myself and tell that person I unconditionally loved them!

5 Jan 2018 Hope rising (chalk drawing) 2006 Poem and missing You tube videos (This video contains content from SME, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds)

4 Jan 2018 – A being with a fragment of rainbow inside of them, Hope, trying to rise in a very difficult world.

Hello to you.  It’s 8:40 am as I write to you on this sunny Friday morning.  How are you?  I hope you are well.  I haven’t seen any news this morning so the Hope for having a nice day in me rises unimpeded!

I have about maxed out my picture room on here again, so I’m faced with some decisions.  Either pay for the business account or delete a bunch of stuff.    So if you visit an older post and pictures are missing, you know why.  I’ve noticed recently that a bunch of the videos I’ve shared here from You tube have been disappearing.  One in particular was a Robert Hazard’s music video, Escalator of Life!   The reason that showed up was: “This video contains content from SME, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.”  So if you visit a post and a video is missing, that’s why.  Guess they are starting to “clean house.”

28 June 2006 by Jackie

Before me the road is cleared of trees and any vision of the past

The view out of me is blank and clear

Behind me lies the wreckage twisted and sharp

Painful to touch, painful to feel it brings tears easily to my eyes

Sometimes these new days are so bright I am blinded in my happiness

I find at times I cannot believe what unfolds can be real and true

Can these blessings really be for me in all that I have been?

I spread my arms wide and the rain falls

I lift my head to the heavens and sun shines

I kneel down and the earth trembles

I look around me and the walls fall down

All is laid bare and new; the earth scoured clean the lion roars

From behind the curtain of uncertainty the doors of eternity open

Before me now the shadow passes and light is left in it’s wake

The White Tree shimmers in the dew slipped dawn

There are no leaves just shimmering silver

A new Hope for a new time……..

 

4 Jan 2018 – chalk drawing and meditation from yesterday morning. I don’t know why I keep thinking someone is trapped underneath the pyramids lol. That’s what this is about to include the stuff on the right. Just my imagination run amok probably.

1 Jan 2018 A glimpse of light and classic reads (The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins 1859)

Hello to you.  It’s 7:06 am on this first day of 2018.  It was quiet last night for a change.  People actually obeyed the city ordinance  of no fireworks in city limits for a change, which we as dog owners and early to bed types appreciated!

This morning when I went to shake out a rug I looked up and there were white twinkling lights I hadn’t seen in a long time!  Stars!  ZOMG!  I went to the back and caught a glimpse of something else lovely I haven’t seen in a long time, a sunrise!  I just went out back to take a peek and there were mauve clouds!  So beautiful!  We’ve had a gray lid on top of us for about two weeks now.  To see the stars, a sunrise….natures lights….what a blessing!

Light in the Gray poem by Jackie Wygant 1 Jan 2018

It has been gray and dreary

The air cold and biting

Far from holiday cheery

But this morning,  in the distance I saw a twinkling white light

A shimmering star against a velvet blue

Twinkling bright

A gift for year that begins anew

Perhaps a glistening sign

Of peace for me….peace for you.

 

I downloaded several classic stories to my Kindle yesterday to include this one and I’m really enjoying it:

The Woman in White https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Woman_in_White_(novel)

The Woman in White (novel)

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The Woman in White
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Cover of first US edition
Author Wilkie Collins
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Mystery novel, Sensation novel
Publisher All the Year Round

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Publication date
26 November 1859 – 25 August 1860
OCLC 41545143
Preceded by The Dead Secret
Followed by No Name

The Woman in White is Wilkie Collins‘ fifth published novel, written in 1859. It is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of “sensation novels“.

The story is sometimes considered an early example of detective fiction with protagonist Walter Hartright employing many of the sleuthing techniques of later private detectives. The use of multiple narrators (including nearly all the principal characters) draws on Collins’s legal training,[1][2] and as he points out in his Preamble: “the story here presented will be told by more than one pen, as the story of an offence against the laws is told in Court by more than one witness”. In 2003, Robert McCrum writing for The Observer listed The Woman in White number 23 in “the top 100 greatest novels of all time”,[3] and the novel was listed at number 77 on the BBC‘s survey The Big Read.[4]

Characters[edit]

  • Walter Hartright – A young teacher of drawing, something of an everyman character, and distinguished by a strong sense of justice.
  • Frederick Fairlie – A wealthy hypochondriac land-owner: the uncle of Laura Fairlie, distinguished principally by his mock-politeness toward all other characters.
  • Laura Fairlie – Mr. Fairlie’s gentle, guileless, pretty niece: an heiress and orphan.
  • Marian Halcombe – Laura’s elder half-sister and companion; not attractive but intelligent and resourceful. She is described as one “of the finest creations in all Victorian fiction” by John Sutherland.[5]
  • Anne Catherick (“The Woman in White”) – An eccentric young woman distinguished by her insistence on white clothes; an illegitimate daughter of Laura’s father.
  • Jane Catherick – Anne’s unsympathetic mother; in league with Sir Percival Glyde in committing her daughter to the asylum. Depicted as an unpleasant character.
  • Vincent Gilmore – Lawyer to the Fairlies and close friend.
  • Sir Percival Glyde, Baronet – Laura’s fiancé and then husband; able to appear charming and gracious when he wishes but often abrasive.
  • Count Fosco – Sir Percival’s closest friend; his full name is Isidor Ottavio Baldassare Fosco. A grossly obese Italian with a mysterious past: eccentric, bombastic, urbane but intelligent and menacing. He keeps canaries and mice as pets. The Count greatly admires Marian for her intellect, so much so that he is willing to compromise several weak points in his plan (such as allowing Marian to retrieve Laura from the asylum) for her sake.
  • Countess Fosco – Laura’s aunt: once a giddy girl but now humourless and in near-unbroken obedience to her husband.
  • Professor Pesca – A teacher of Italian and good friend of Walter. The professor finds Walter the Limmeridge job, introducing him to Laura and Marian and proves to be Fosco’s unexpected nemesis.

Plot[edit]

Walter Hartright, a young art teacher, encounters and gives directions to a mysterious and distressed woman dressed entirely in white, lost in London; he is later informed by policemen that she has escaped from an asylum. Soon afterward, he travels to Limmeridge House in Cumberland, having been hired as a drawing master on the recommendation of his friend, Pesca, an Italian language master. The Limmeridge household comprises the invalid Frederick Fairlie, and Walter’s students: Laura Fairlie, Mr. Fairlie’s niece, and Marian Halcombe, her devoted half-sister. Walter realizes that Laura bears an astonishing resemblance to the woman in white, who is known to the household by the name of Anne Catherick: a mentally disabled child who formerly lived near Limmeridge, and was devoted to Laura’s mother, who first dressed her in white.

Over the next few months, Walter and Laura fall in love, despite Laura’s betrothal to Sir Percival Glyde, Baronet. Upon realizing this, Marian advises Walter to leave Limmeridge. Laura receives an anonymous letter warning her against marrying Glyde. Walter deduces that Anne has sent the letter and encounters her again in Cumberland; he becomes convinced that Glyde originally placed Anne in the asylum. Despite the misgivings of the family lawyer over the financial terms of the marriage settlement, which will give the entirety of Laura’s fortune to Glyde if she dies without leaving an heir, and Laura’s confession that she loves another man, Laura and Glyde marry in December 1849 and travel to Italy for six months. Concurrently, Walter joins an expedition to Honduras.

After six months, Sir Percival and Lady Glyde return to his house, Blackwater Park in Hampshire; accompanied by Glyde’s friend, Count Fosco (married to Laura’s aunt). Marian, at Laura’s request, resides at Blackwater and learns that Glyde is in financial difficulties. Glyde attempts to bully Laura into signing a document that would allow him to use her marriage settlement of £20,000, which Laura refuses. Anne, who is now terminally ill, travels to Blackwater Park and contacts Laura, saying that she holds a secret that will ruin Glyde’s life. Before she can disclose the secret, Glyde discovers their communication and becomes extremely paranoid, believing Laura knows his secret and attempts to keep her held at Blackwater. With the problem of Laura’s refusal to give away her fortune and Anne’s knowledge of his secret, Fosco conspires to use the resemblance between Laura and Anne to exchange their two identities. The two will trick both individuals into traveling with them to London; Laura will be placed in an asylum under the identity of Anne, and Anne will be buried under the identity of Laura upon her imminent death. Marian overhears part of this plan but becomes soaked by rain, and contracts typhus.

While Marian is ill, Laura is tricked into traveling to London, and the plan is accomplished. Anne Catherick succumbs to her illness and is buried as Laura, while Laura is drugged and conveyed to the asylum as Anne. When Marian visits the asylum, hoping to learn something from Anne, she finds Laura, who is dismissed as a deluded Anne when she claims to be Laura. Marian bribes the nurse, and Laura escapes. Walter has meanwhile returned from Honduras, and the three live incognito in London, formulating plans to restore Laura’s identity. During his research, Walter discovers Glyde’s secret; he was illegitimate, and therefore not entitled to inherit his title or property. In the belief that Walter has discovered or will discover his secret, Glyde attempts to incinerate the incriminating documents; but perishes in the flames. From Anne’s mother (Jane Catherick), Walter discovers that Anne never knew what Glyde’s secret was. She had only known that there was a secret around Glyde and had repeated words her mother had said in anger to threaten Glyde and then later got the idea into her head that she knew the secret. The reason that Glyde’s parents never got married was that his mother was already married to an Irish man, who left her. While he had no problem claiming the estate, he needed a marriage certificate between his parents to borrow money. So he went to a church in a village, where his parents had lived together and where the pastor, that had service there had died a long ago, and added a fake marriage into their church register. Mrs. Catherick had helped him getting access to the register and was awarded a golden watch with chain and an annual payment.

With the death of Glyde, the trio is safe from persecution, but still, have no way of proving Laura’s true identity. Walter suspects that Anne died before Laura’s trip to London, and proof of this would prove their story, but only Fosco holds knowledge of the dates. Walter figures out from a letter he got from Mrs. Catherick’s former employer, that Anne was the illegitimate child of Laura’s father. On a visit to the Opera with Pesca, he learns that Fosco has betrayed an Italian nationalist society, of which Pesca is a high-ranking member. When Fosco prepares to flee the country, Walter forces a written confession from him, by which Laura’s identity is legally restored, in exchange for a safe-conduct from England. Laura’s identity is restored and the inscription on her gravestone replaced by that of Anne Catherick. Fosco escapes, only to be killed by another agent of the society. To ensure the legitimacy of his efforts on her part, Walter and Laura have married earlier; and on the death of Frederick Fairlie, their son inherits Limmeridge.

Themes and influences[edit]

The theme of the story is the unequal position of married women in law at the time. Laura Glyde’s interests have been neglected by her uncle and her fortune of £20,000 (then an enormous sum of money) by default falls to her husband on her death. This provides the motive for the conspiracy of her unscrupulous husband and his co-conspirator Fosco. In his later Man and Wife, Collins portrays another victim of the law’s partiality, who takes a terrible revenge on her husband.

Publication[edit]

The novel was first published in serial form in 1859–60, appearing in Charles Dickens‘ magazine All the Year Round (UK) and Harper’s Weekly (USA). It was published in book form in 1860.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

The novel was extremely successful commercially, but contemporary critics were generally hostile.[6] Modern critics and readers regard it as Collins’ best novel:[6] a view with which Collins concurred, as it is the only one of his novels named in his chosen epitaph: “Author of The Woman in White and other works of fiction”.[7]

Adaptations[edit]

Theatre[edit]

Film and television[edit]

Literature[edit]

Computer games[edit]

  • “Victorian Mysteries: Woman in White” created by FreezeTag Games (2010)

References[edit]

  1. Jump up ^ Wilkie Collins (26 November 1887). “How I Write my Books”. The Globe. 
  2. Jump up ^ “Mr Wilkie Collins in Gloucester Place”. Number 81 in ‘Celebrities at Home’, The World. 26 December 1877. 
  3. Jump up ^ McCrum, Robert (12 October 2003). “100 greatest novels of all time”. London: Guardian. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  4. Jump up ^ “BBC – The Big Read”. BBC. April 2003, Retrieved 18 October 2012
  5. Jump up ^ The Woman in White, notes by John Sutherland, ISBN 0-19-283429-0
  6. ^ Jump up to: a b c Symons, Julian (1974). Introduction to “The Woman in White”,. Penguin. 
  7. Jump up ^ Peters, Catherine (1993). The King of Inventors. Princeton University Press. 
  8. Jump up ^ “The Woman in White”. Samuel French Ltd. Retrieved 2 October 2012.

The Woman in White – Original Theatrical Trailer

28 Dec 2017 Timelessness (drawing and poem) and Maksim/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Julian Kershaw-Somewhere in Time/The Old Woman (from Somewhere in Time)”

Timelessness by Jackie Wygant

Woven thread of blood, flesh and light

Through the particles of creation

You shine bright.

A flicker, a flash, a leaf on the wind

Where you end

I begin.

Here there is no marking a passage, just flowing through

This space to that space

Is how I always find you.

 

Maksim – Somewhere in Time (one of my favorite movies that I can’t watch often – just wrecks me lol!)

24 Dec 2017 Drawings, Holiday songs (David Bowie and Elvis Presley) and Hope Is A Thing With Feathers (poem by Emily Dickinson)

Hello to you.  I hope this finds you well wherever and whenever you are.   Not much to write to you about.  If you celebrate the holidays, I hope everything goes as you have hoped and planned.  Perhaps even grown an extra gray hair or two to make happen lol!   Thank you for stopping by!  I give you big hugs, love and all the very best the world can give to you through the wires!

http://www.history.com/topics/christmas/history-of-christmasinteresting read about the origin of this holiday

Bing Crosby & David Bowie – “The Little Drummer Boy (Peace On Earth)”

Elvis Presley – – Blue Christmas – – – 1968 – – {Live} – (the year I got here lol)

Hope Is The Thing With Feathers – Poem by Emily Dickinson

‘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.