Orpan Train with Children being herded like cattle to Potential Parents
The Orphan Train
The piece of literature or excerpt that interested me most was the short story “Poe’s Life”. The second of three children born in the early 1800’s to parents who were traveling actors and who died when Edgar was just three years old. Edgar was separated from his siblings who went to live with other families while he was taken in by a wealthy tobacco merchant and his wife. Poe’s life as a struggling, yet successful writer of poetry, novels, textbooks, a book of scientific theory, hundreds of essays, and magazine articles lived a life mostly of poverty having little or no money. His story is one of love and loss and is truly heartbreaking and rarely heard of from a goal oriented, self-driven and successful individual like Poe who proved his ability to overcome obstacles and tragedies. As an adult by his peers, rivals and in death, his distorted image was recognized as a fortunate, drunken poet, writer, and womanizer with no friends or morals. In Poe’s mind, reality depicted a much more deserving 40 year existence. Since his death over 165 years ago, Edgar Allan Poe has been revered as a literary genius and inspirational poet.
What if you were given the opportunity to stand among complete strangers in your full authentic self and tell the world that you have a story that you would like to share with them? What if you began to tell your story completely from your heart and things came out that felt so freeing that the more you talked the more you realized you were in that very moment having a life changing experience?
Dance Rehearsal for V-day
This last weekend, SHEROES United had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with one of the great SHEROES and her team at the WIN. Dr. Paula Fellingham, a Utah Resident and gem, is using her unique talents and passions to help advance women all over the world. For this, SHEROES is pleased to have been involved so that we could put our voices on the same platform and stages as those around the world. Everyone is starting to gravitate together and we are forming a HUGE nucleus and this mass is healing people around the world.