Being alone doesn’t have to be lonely. Though we are wired for connections, our brains often fill in the gaps and authors companions to fill in the void, where relations fail. I think creativity is the minds way of healing, it’s ‘nature abhorring a vacuum’.
To think that a woman who suffered so much sorrow could write of love so deeply. Or are wounded lips and injured hearts, the greatest ingredients in baking love’s true delicacies?
To think that such a poem could be found in the bowels of Jane Eyre, a tale riddled with layers of poignant fate. But then again I wonder, that to be loved, one must take the risk to love. And to love, one must know all of love’s pain and all of love’s glory. For love cannot be taken piece by piece. Love can only be known whole. And to know love for all her worth, one must know her tragedy before they taste her transcendency!
By Charlotte Brontë
I watched the flame lick the inked paper. It spread to my finger tips and I dropped you. You lived in those lines. You breathed into me through those words. And now you lay on my feet, nothing but ashes.
The prayer as delivered on January 23, 1996 by Pastor Joe Wright to the Kansas House of Representatives:
Heavenly Father, we come before You today to ask Your forgiveness and seek Your direction and guidance. Lord, we know Your Word says, “Woe to those who call evil good,” but that’s exactly what we’ve done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and inverted our values.
We confess that we have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and called it moral pluralism.
We have worshipped other gods and called it multi-culturalism.
We have endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle.
We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.
We have neglected the needy and called it self-preservation.
We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.
We have killed our unborn and called it choice.
We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.
We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building esteem.
We have abused power and called it political savvy.
We have coveted our neighbors’ possessions and called it ambition.
We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.
We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our fore-fathers and called it enlightenment.
Search us oh God and know our hearts today; try us and see if there be some wicked way in us; cleanse us from every sin and set us free.
Guide and bless these men and women who have been sent here by the people of Kansas, and who have been ordained by You, to govern this great state. Grant them Your wisdom to rule and may their decisions direct us to the center of Your will. I ask it in the name of Your Son, the Living Savior, Jesus Christ.