A Not So Mysterious Birthday Toast

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

~Edgar Allan Poe
It's Poe's birthday. As a teen I carried around dog-eared copies of his work. He had a significant impact on my developing, budding, and at times frustrating emergence as a writer. I even named one of my children in his honor.
So, even though his mysterious toaster did not show in the middle of the night. I toast him here. Cheers!
For more information check out the Edgar Allan Poe Museum.