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a not so stunning conclusion

Oh dear. I am too tired of the Oxford story to finish it. The moral is: I can go and will have money to pay for it, perhaps even by the May 30th deadline, thanks to the Bank of America Education Maximizer Loans. I wonder if they will forgive some of my loans for giving them such great free advertising...

Other things that are great about going to England this summer include how easy it will be to see all of the lovely people I miss, most especially Eva (and I will get to see her in Germany! Perhaps with all of the other fun girl volunteers!).

Okok. That is all. Time for some more quotations to read and to save:

"Silence is the measure of the power to act; that is, a person never has more power to act than he has silence. Anyone can understand that to do something is far greater than to talk about doing it. If, therefore, a person has a plan or idea and is fully resolved to carry it out, he does not need to talk about it. What he talks about in connection with the proposed action is what he is most unsure of and most unwilling to do." Soren Kierkegaard

"It is not only prayer that gives God glory but work. Smiting on an anvil, sawing a beam, painting a wall, driving horses, sweeping, scouring, everything gives God some glory if being in his grace you do it as your duty. To go to communion worthily gives God great glory, but a man with a dungfork in his hand, a woman with a slop-pail, give him glory too. He is so great that all things give him glory if you mean they should. So then, my brethren, live." Gerard Manly Hopkins

"The Savior looked on Peter. Ay, no word, No gesture of reproach! The heavens serene, Though heavy with armed justice, did not lean Their thunders that way! the forsaken Lord Looked only on the traitor. None record What that look was, none guess: for those who have seen Wronged lovers loving through a death-pang ken, Or pale-cheeked martyrs smiling to a sword, Have missed Jehovah at the judgment -- "I never knew this man"--did quail and fall, call. And Peter, from the height of blasphemy As knowing straight that God--turned free And went out speechless from the face of all, And filled the silence, weeping bitterly." Elizabeth Barrett Browning

11:25 p.m. - 2004-05-02


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