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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Reasons to live

Here are some great reasons to live, if you are a pagan.

Dorothy Parker

Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp;
Guns aren't lawful
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.

Jules and I were talking on Wednesday night about redeeming time. We both agreed that we never want to waste anytime that could otherwise be spent worshipping God. As clever as Dorothy's words are, I side more with my man GMH.

Pied Beauty
Gerard Manley Hopkins

Glory be to God for dappled things—
For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings;
Landscape plotted and pieced—fold, fallow, and plough;
And áll trades, their gear and tackle and trim.

All things counter, original, spáre, strange;
Whatever is fickle, frecklèd (who knows how?)
With swíft, slów; sweet, sóur; adázzle, dím;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is pást change:

Práise hím.

I'll live for all dappled things that remind me of God's strange and wonderful creativity and power.


Blogger Terra said...

another fav of mine.

Hey hows that Worship book coming along? Love to hear your thoughts.

7:50 PM  
Blogger Jesskah said...

I'm curious. Did you go take those photographs FOR this post? Or did you already have them somewheres and they popped to mind? OR, did you crib them from someone else, knowing what you were looking for and searching with keywords or something? Je suis curieuse.

7:25 PM  
Blogger Son of Man said...

I took them in the summer. One is from Center Island and the other two are from up north.

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Nagoda said...

....off topic but you still havent linked to me after i told you over the phone! c'mon josh-sai! i'll be looking for that blunt and heavy object now.... *finds it* *BONK!* now add me and stop forgetting you silly homosapien!


3:54 PM  

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