Saturday, April 25, 2015

What is all this juice and all this joy?

- good talk by Marilyn Chandler McEntyre on " What's Next" or she said
her first title was " Literature: Equipment for Living." I will have more to say
as I am pondering much that she said about the cultural shift coming and 
where universities are going : STEM, etc...

- the NC mts. are in early Spring and it was such good nourishment 
to see the many shades of green! 

- had time with the Living Books Library friends: Liz and Emily and here.  and
here.  ( last is my favorite on Living Books)

- Book Club was yesterday on Eric Metaxas' Bonhoeffer. Hoping my dear friend
who hosted will post photos soon. The length of the book was challenging and 
the subject of a life of a pastor during the Nazi regime was challenging to ourselves 
too. What do we learn from such an obedience to the will of God?

- favorite poem these Spring days:


Nothing is so beautiful as Spring –         
   When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;         
   Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush         
Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring         
The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing;
   The glassy peartree leaves and blooms, they brush         
   The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush         
With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.         

What is all this juice and all this joy?         
   A strain of the earth’s sweet being in the beginning
In Eden garden. – Have, get, before it cloy,         
   Before it cloud, Christ, lord, and sour with sinning,         
Innocent mind and Mayday in girl and boy,         
   Most, O maid’s child, thy choice and worthy the winning. 

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