“Love, whether newly born or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance that it overflows upon the outward world.”
– Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter
In the long, dark days of winter, our hearts can be warmed by thinking about the role of love in our lives. Even Hawthorne, known for his dark writing, found a certain radiance and redemption in the power of love. Many of his best works reflect this theme.
In 2018, our “stage” was graced by Karen Nascembeni and Dana Hersey – two stalwarts of the local entertainment industry for a reading of love letters between Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne. Dearest Dove [click to watch!] was written by Anne Lucas, another local legend.
Thanks to SATV , we’re excited to bring you the video version of this event, for your enjoyment, from the comfort of home.
Don’t forget to mark you calendars for Salem’s So Sweet! In 2021, there will be two weeks of outdoor frolic and fun in Salem. If you’ve been feeling cooped up, this will be a great way to enjoy our community and support our local businesses in need.Tags: be mine, couple, dearest dove, hawthorne, love, nathaniel hawthorne, relationship, salem so sweet, salems so sweet, sophia hawthorne, valentine's day
This post was written by Julie Arrison-Bishop