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The Dress that Crawled out of the 80's and into My Closet

When I was still in high school (something like six or seven years ago) I made the decision to hit up one of the school dances. My friend Emily and I had nothing better to do on a Saturday night and I really wanted an excuse to going shopping and find something wacky and pretty.

Now, if memory serves I found this dress at a Ragstock in the St. Cloud mall.




I hardly ever wear it, as it's a bit flashy for me, but it's still one of my favorite items in my closet. Maybe I'll find a way to coordinate it this summer.

Anyways, I wore it to this dance and everyone loved it. ^_^

The Reaper and the Flowers

For this month's theme post, I'm going to share with you all a poem that is a favorite of mine. I first heard it in song form (which took my breath away) and from them on I've adored it. It was written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, an American poet in the 1800's. 


There is a Reaper whose name is Death,
And, with his sickle keen,  He reaps the bearded grain at a breath,  And the flowers that grow between. 

``Shall I have nought that is fair?'' saith he;  ``Have nought but the bearded grain?  Though the breath of these flowers is sweet to me,  I will give them all back again.'' 

He gazed at the flowers with tearful eyes,  He kissed their drooping leaves;  It was for the Lord of Paradise  He bound them in his sheaves. 

``My Lord has need of these flowerets gay,''  The Reaper said, and smiled;  ``Dear tokens of the earth are they,  Where he was once a child. 

``They shall all bloom in fields of light,  Transplanted by my care,  And saints, upon their garments white,  …