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October 14, 2015 • Letterbook

When I Read

When I read, I breathe new air, wear old shoes, and all the knowledge in the world is sat before me; teeming. Earth, now a little smaller though now also a little bigger. It’s all the same. Little things become complicated and complicated things beautiful. It begins to seem like the problems of this reality are solved. Yet, the answers are bound to the black Continue Reading

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September 22, 2015 • Letterbook

a Thought on Evil

Everybody wants to be the one who fights the evils that are staring the world in it’s face. What you find much less of, is a person who wants to take on the evil lurking in the dark corners of places half hidden.

Nobody wants to face an unseen evil. There is no glory to be had; no praise in the streets when you return. And certainly no help in the case were you to need it.

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April 14, 2015 • Letterbook

The Futility of Weighty Opinions and Unfounded Answers

If only the whole of the world could live in my mind. Oh, how I would right the wrongs. Straighten paths that have long ventured past their intended courses. Setting before men and women the ideals of visionaries, making all humanity sing the same songs and breathe the same breaths.

But my efforts end where my hands do. My vision ends at the last place it is heard and so not dealt with. I set out to do something but to only cast a small shadow. I go forward but a few steps. Slightly. Barely enough to say I went.

My only hope is that everyone else sees this world in a congruent manner and follows their shadows their small bit. Bringing flowers and smiles their short distance. Together, righting wrongs and making bended paths fall the very straight ways they ought.

But nothing man does can yield the fruit that they yearn for. So our last resort is God, and we lean fully into His promise. For none of us has absolute power and if any among us did, their lack of wisdom would lead us into the same situations that we are now in.

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