This is Harriet Beecher Stowe.
She's an american author who is most well known
for her book, "Uncle Tom's Cabin",
a book about slavery and the desire for change.
A great book, although it was at times hard to read.
Too much suffering.
So many books to read...
so many things to learn.
I think women like this were so brave...
at a time where it was certainly uncool
to speak out against slavery (in the 1800's)
and where it was definitely uncool
to speak out at all, if you were a woman.
...and yet, she wrote.
It is said that when she met Abraham Lincoln,
he referred to her as
"the little woman who made this great war"
(the American civil war)
She may not be responsible for having started the war,
but one thing is certain:
she got people thinking
about why certain things were still accepted.
Why some things were still left unquestioned.
Thought is the seed that breeds action and change.
A quick tint in photoshop, and it feels more like the 1800's... :-)
And this was taken yesterday...
today is a different picture. Another snow storm.
Another day of from school for the kids.
Another day inside for me,
drinking coffee and staying out of trouble. (giggle)
thank you all for your kind comments and emails
re: yesterday's post.
I knew most of you were kind souls
and truth seekers.