Spent a while finding & crunching numbers this morning and came up with the following. Not new to those on FB or twitter, but, hey, might as well spread the word, right?
In the spring of 200
This is one of probably innumerable pleas you have received of late to VOTE. I am not, however, asking you to vote for anyone in particular. In fact, I am not even asking you to vote in the federal election!
"As long as Plum Island shall faithfully keep the commanded post, notwithstanding all the hectoring words and hard blows of the proud and boisterous ocean; as long as any salmon or sturgeon shall swim in the streams of Merrimac, or any perch or pickerel in Crane Pond; as long as the sea-fowl shall know the time of their coming, and not neglect seasonably to visit the place of their acquaintance; as long as any cattle shall be fed with the grass growing in the meadows, which do humbly bow themselves down before Turkey Hill; as long as any sheep shall walk upon Old-Town Hills, and shall from thence pleasantly look down upon the River Parker, and the fruitful marshes lying beneath; as long as any free and harmless doves shall find a white oak or other tree within the township, to perch, or feed, or build a careless nest upon, and shall voluntarily present themselves to perform the office of gleaners after the barley-harvest; as long as Nature shall not grow old and dote, but shall constantly remember to give the rows of Indian corn their education by pairs; so long shall Christians be born there, and being first made meet, shall from thence be translated to be made partakers of the inheritance of the saints of light."
With the upending bottle of Red Stripe my thoughts flick to God for the first time today. God, we are going to speak truth to power. We want to speak your word to the structures and shackles and seductive confines of the world. As we call on you, let us know our need for you more and more. I hope we're ready. I hope we're listening.
Memety guessety thing gacked from arthenadent!
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