I haven’t a clue how my story will end, but that’s all right. When you set out on a journey and night covers the road, that’s when you discover the stars. —Nancy Willard

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I haven’t a clue how my story will end, but that’s all right. When you set out on a journey and night covers the road, that’s when you discover the stars.

NANCY WILLARD

children's author, poet, and novelist

COMMENTS


Carl from California  JUNE 6, 2017
As I age, I see things that I never saw before. The journey is a little darker, but I see values more clearly. Thank you for making me grateful.

Kim from Wichita, Ks MAY 28, 2017
Saw you on TV this morning and came to see the web site, This is the first quote I received and it's a great one.

Angie from Hot Springs, Sd MAY 28, 2017
Today is the first day of my journey.

Angie from Canada MAY 26, 2017
So true.

Peggy from Colorado MAY 26, 2017
So true of us all and so wisely put


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