Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sugar Tongs: Trelly's Wedding

"Love is not something to put upon a shelf, to be taken down on rare occasions with sugar-tongs and laid on a rose-leaf. I make strong demands on love, call for active witnesses to prove it, and noble sacrifices, and grand achievements at its results…..Love cannot be a mere abstraction, or goodness without activity and power. As a human quality, the glorious significance of affection is more than words: it is the tender, unselfish deed done in secret; the silent, ceaseless prayer; the self-forgetful heart that overflows; the veiled form stealing on an errand of mercy, out of a side door, the little feet tripping along the sidewalk, the gentle hand opening the door that turns toward want and woe, sickness and sorrow, and thus lighting the dark places of earth.--MBE

The bwide.
Shirley, dance-break cheese-filled pretzels.

Oh, but Heaven knows those years without you
were shaping my heart for the that day I found you.
If you're the reason for all that I've been through
then I'm thankful for the day before you.

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