A brief thought I wrote just over a year ago. It's hard to believe that much time has passed, and all that came between.
Death, be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so; For those whom thou thinkst thou dost overthrow Die not, poor Death... It feels as though it shouldn't happen on sunny days and yet it inevitably does. People seem to make a point of passing away under … Continue reading Holy Sonnet X
You can be sad when Summer comes. It's harder to admit though. Everyone else seems so caught up in the lighter nights and plans for holidays to exciting new places. Outside birds are nesting and temperatures gradually climbing, but inside your heart still huddles against the Winter winds. Take heart, tired soul. Come to the Psalms with me.
Today must have been the worst day in all the world. It must have been agony living through those hours. Imagine: They woke as they always did and rubbed the sleep from their eyes, perhaps glad that it was the Sabbath at last. And then remembrance washed over them with the watery light of dawn, … Continue reading Saturday
On August 11th 2011 an email of a smiling family arrived in my inbox with the heading Rejoice with Us. The family had just had a little girl and I had just said goodbye to one. It turns out that loving someone makes no physical difference. Loving someone does not stop the curse. Loving someone … Continue reading Death May Only Borrow
There's something I need to tell you and it's very important. I need you to know this so listen carefully: I am broken. Yes, I know you know. We all know that all of us are broken but I need to say those words to you now and I need you to hear them and … Continue reading I Am Broken