Two full weeks and today a prompt for just four lines of biography. Instructions are to keep it silly and light. Well, mine has a slightly mordant cast to the snapshot biography of a childhood shero. I was fascinated by that entire Concord crowd, a nexus of creative thinking and activism. Transcendentalism and its utopianism fascinated me. I still hanker for the pet who will perfectly fit the name Zenobia, from a character in Blithedale Romance.
It tickled me no end when my cousin’s genealogy researches on Ancestry.com revealed that I am an eighth cousin of the author of Eight Cousins.
Louisa May Alcott
Transcendental wild oats aside
Hard to fault a saintly Marmee
Write an absent father story
Keeping our Bronson well alibied.