January 19th, 2002

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James

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance." cpt 1 vs 2-3

"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him." cpt 1 vs 12

"Brothers, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job's perseverance and have seen what the Lord has finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy." cpt 5 vs 10-11
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"What power has love but forgiveness?
In other words
by its intervention
what has been done
can be undone.
What good is it otherwise?"
~William Carlos Williams, Pictures From Brueghel
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Lonliness

And now the purple dusk of twilight time
Steals across the meadows of my heart
High up in the sky the little stars climb
Always reminding me that we're apart
You wander down the lane and far away
Leaving me a song that will not die
Love is now the stardust of yesterday
The music of the years gone by
Sometimes I wonder
Why I spend the lonely nights
Dreaming of a song
The melody
Haunts my reverie
And I am once again with you
When our love was new
And each kiss an inspiration
But that was long ago
Now my consolation
Is in the stardust of a song
Beside the garden wall
When stars are bright
You are in my arms
The nightengale
Tells his fairy tale
A paradise where roses bloom
Though I dream in vain
In my heart it will remain
My stardust melody
The memory of love's refrain

~"Stardust," Nat King Cole

When the sun is high in the afternoon sky
You can always find something to do
But from dusk til dawn as the clock ticks on
Something happens to you
In the wee small hours of the morning
While the whole wide world is fast asleep
You lie awake and think about the void
And never ever think of counting sheep
When your lonely heart has learned its lesson
You'd be his if only he'd call
In the wee small hours of the morning
That's the time you miss him most of all
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When your lonely heart has learned its lesson
You'd be his if only he'd call
In the wee small hours of the morning
That's the time you miss him most of all

~"In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" by Carly Simon
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I couldn't wait to send these to you...

to lose you as a
love
was painful.

to lose you as a
friend
is equally painful.

but lost you are.

the walls are sooo high,
and that finely honed saber
I had when I began storming
your citadel isn't even
sharp enough to
slash my own wrists.

It's not that I don't care.

It's just that I can't
let myself
care any more.

my conscience is clear.
which is more than I can
say for my consciousness.

I tried.

i tried honestly.
i tried intently.
i tried, i tried.
i cried, i died.

It didn't work because
some part of you
didn't want it to work.

you need love, but not mine.

you need to love, but not me.

And I know that it is truly over
because I find more relief in
these "goodbye" lines than pain.

fair well

~Peter McWilliams, I Love Therefore I am


the promises
of your
eyes
were
lies

~Peter McWilliams, I Love Therefore I am


I ceremoniously disposed
of all the objects connected
with you. I thought they were
contaminated.
It did not help.

I'm the one that's contaminated.

~Peter McWilliams, Love...an experience of


this is a
simple
statement
of
loneliness.

a simpler
statement
would be a
scream.

I tried that,
but found it
lacking in
literary
merit.

~Peter McWilliams, Love...an experience of
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