"A true wife makes a man's life nobler, stronger, grander, by the omnipotence of her love 'turning all the forces of manhood upward and heavenward.' While she clings to him in holy confidence and loving dependence she brings out in him whatever is nobles and richest in his being. She inspires him with her courage and earnestness. She beautifies his life. She softens whatever is rude and harsh in his habits or his spirit. She clothes him with the gentler graces of refined and cultured manhood. While she yields to him and never disregards his lightest wish, she is really his queen, ruling his whole life and leading him onward and upward in every proper path. -JR Miller
Wow. I mean, what can I say? Wow.
Except, a woman can only have such a powerful love if she is first and foremost centered in God, and a fervent seeker of virtue. And of course, a man can only be responsive to her love if he is also willing to seek the Good, the True, and the Beautiful. Well, as far as it concerns me, I shall chase after virtue with all my heart. Come on Ladies. Let's inspire our men to STAND and be counted.
Send me not away like the sun chases away the moon like water chases away fire like winter chases away summer and sends the cold frost creeping over the tender buds not yet bloomed send me not away like you were Hamlet and I Ophelia down to the water to drown in my loss send me not away bid me not part from you as though we were two separate hearts beating in separate bodies how could lungs live without breath? How could a heart beat without its blood? how could a bird live without the sky? or a fish without the sea? send me not away or I shall wither as a flower withers without the sun send me not away but come down to sleep with me in my bed of cinnamon and entwine our arms about each other passing the night in each others' breath and heart beat until the morning dew shall come stealing over the horizon and bid us rise send me not away send me not away