By Susan Dromey Heeter, Joyful Musings
As I continue to muse joyfully on big families, today I am especially grateful for the education revered by large broods, for mothers and fathers who not only raised litters, but encouraged their kittens and puppies to read, to question, to travel, to study, to chase education and answers.
Today I muse joyfully more than ever about education, about reading, about following the news and politics, about healthy debates around a dinner table. I celebrate the beauty of libraries where books and knowledge and help is affordable to all, where big and small families can go and get that most valuable of things: a library card.
Friday nights in my home meant a visit to the library; we could take books out and read. It felt like magic then, it still feels glorious today. I’m amazed I can find vast volumes at my library, it’s open to all, it’s entirely where it’s at for warmth, for education, for a place to read, to visit, to share.
And this week I’m going to keep my musings of joy a bit brief. It’s time to take some solace at the library, to find wisdom in sadness, hope in literature, knowledge in print.
I muse joyfully you’ll find your zen, your peace at your own library this weekend. I celebrate my big family for encouraging and loving education, knowledge and, of course, the library.
Susan Dromey Heeter, a writer from Dover who recently let her hair go au natural white, debuts her new column “Joyful Musings” at InDepthNH.org. Dromey Heeter is a secondary Spanish Teacher at Dover High School and the mother of two teenage daughters. Writing has been her passion since her English majoring days at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Dromey Heeter has lived in The Netherlands, Alaska and currently basks in all things New England, including the frigid winters. An avid swimmer, Dromey Heeter’s great passion is to bring back body surfing as most children have no idea how to ride waves without ridiculous boogie boards. She also writes about thrift shopping and all things frugal in a column called “Budget Vogue” for the New Hampshire Union Leader.