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Archive for May 19th, 2009

Abortion rights?  No.  Abortion wrongs!

                                            Wrongs to the baby

                                            Wrongs to the mother’s psych

                                            Wrongs to God.                      

-eab, 5/17/09

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There are battles in the land of Canaan

Giants in the hills,

A daily dying to humanity,

A constant deadness to our wills.

          – eab, 5/19/2006

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Every individual has a place to fill in the world and

            is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not.

 

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued,

            is always just beyond your grasp, but which,

             if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

 

Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but

            the best of our nature.

 

No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and

            another to the multitude,

            without finally getting bewildered as to which one is true.

 

Time flies over us, but

            leaves it shadow behind.

 

What other dungeon is so dark as one’s own heart.

            What jailer so inexorable as one’s self.

 

Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary,

            how potent for good and evil they become

            in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.

 

(The above are said to be quotes from Hawthorne.)

 

Nathaniel Hawthorne died this date (5/19/1864). 

He wrote both  Scarlet Letter, House of Seven Gables

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