"though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
i have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night"
-from her beautiful poem,
"the old astronomer"
Unity in the Mystical Body
I plead with you, then, as a
prisoner for the Lord to live a
life worthy of the calling you have
received, 2 with perfect humility,
meekness, and patience, bearing with
one another lovingly. 3 Make every
effort to preserve the unity which
has the Spirit as its origin and peace
as its binding force. 4 There is but
one body and one Spirit, just as
there is but one hope given all of you
by your call. 5 There is one Lord,
one faith, one baptism; 6 one God
and Father of all, who is over all,
and works through all, and is in all.
Ephesians 6: 1-6
"i am.... a mushroom;
on whom the dew
of heaven drops
now and then."
there once was a band with a website
that lett people chat all night
with millions of topics
but a motive of profit
started to make it a bad fit
and nobody named rhino could change it
we're all left to wonder
was it an IT blunder
or deadhead rhinoids with heads split asunder
that was driving their website under
in retrospect so simple
hire people who can make websites a wonder
and stop the product/commercial blunder
and you'll sell a shitload of product
before a bust of Jerry in alabaster plaster
A few years ago my wife and I were walking to a theater to see Lou Reed. I slipped on the blackest of black ice, landed square on my back. It hurt, a lot. Other folks -- complete strangers -- walking down the same sidewalk stopped to make sure that I was ok, helped me up, and so on.
My wife? Barely able to stand herself...because she was laughing so hard. Apparently it was the funniest thing she's ever seen. She still talks about it. Thanks, sweetheart.
Tend to have more have an intimate relationship with black ice...
Stylish, low-profile crampons, anyone?
old man winter!
hope you sit
on a 3 inch
They say that a warren is a network
of interconnecting burrows,
like a rabbit hole,
can be seen as
a space into which
like Alice tumbling, we watch
as the composition of the whole
flashes by while revealing
its many notable parts,
like Tears of a Clown,
and so much more
as yet to be determined.
Purpose of This Letter
This is now, beloved, the second
letter I am writing to you in
which I am stirring up your sincere
mind by way of a reminder,
that you should remember the
words spoken beforehand by the
holy prophets and the command-
ment of the Lord and Savior spoken
to the apostles.
Know this first of all, that in
the last days mockers will come
with their mocking, following after
their own lusts,
and saying, "Where is the promise
of His coming? For ever since the
fathers fell asleep, all continues
just as it was from the beginning of
For when they maintain this, it
escapes their notice that by the
word of God the heavens existed
long ago and the earth was formed
out of water and by water,
through which the world was
destroyed, being flooded by water.
But by His word the present heavens
and earth are being reserved for
fire, kept for the day of judgement and
destruction of ungodly men.
But do not let this one fact escape
your notice, beloved, that with the
Lord one day is like a thousand years,
and a thousand years like one day.
The Lord is not slow about His promise,
as some count slowness, but is patient
toward you, not wishing for any to perish
but for all to come to repentance.
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief,
in which the heavens will pass away with a
roar and the elements will be destroyed with
intense heat, and the earth and its works
will be burned up.
Since all these things are to be destroyed
in this way, what sort of people ought you
to be in holy conduct and godliness,
looking for and hastening the coming of the
day of God, because of which the heavens
will be destroyed by burning, and the elements
will melt with intense heat!
But according to His promise we are looking
for new heavens and a new earth, in which
Therefore, beloved, since you look
for these things, be diligent to be found
by Him in peace, spotless and blameless,
and regard the patience of our Lord as
salvation; just as also our beloved brother
Paul, according to the wisdom given him,
wrote to you, as also in all his letters,
speaking in them of these things in which
some are hard to understand, which the
untaught and unable distort, as they do also
the rest of the Scriptures, to their own
You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand,
be on your guard so that you are not carried away
by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own
steadfastness, but grow in the grace and knowledge
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be
the glory, both now and to the day of,
-2 PETER 3
Now I know why I never did well in English! Excellent poem with simmering symmetry!