Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Quote of the Evening Prowl

"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.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Poem of the day

Send Me Not Away
-Semina L'Etoile

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

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