Hardly To Be Discerned

“Good and evil grow up together in the field of this world almost inseparably, and the knowledge of good is so involved and interwoven with the knowledge of evil, and in so many cunning resemblances hardly to be discerned, that those confused seeds which were imposed upon Psyche as an incessant labor to cull out and sort asunder were not more intermixed.” – John Milton, Areopagitica, 1644

Hear Here… September 3, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth @ 21:31

Let us draw Twain’s “curtain of charity” over the amount of time that has passed since my last post.

Some things have changed around here: Becca has moved home, Mom is working as an LPN again, Dad is now a Farmer’s Insurance agent (call him!), and somehow summer is almost over. There is one tree in our neighborhood that is a vivid yellow, and bits of red have popped up in a few spots. I can hardly wait for the fall colors to really come out!

Last night when I got home, I looked up and saw so many more stars than usual. The moon is waning right now but I didn’t realize it was already getting dark enough to see so much! The stars always remind me of Shakespeare’s description in “The Merchant of Venice”:

“Look how the floor of heaven
Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold;
There is not the smallest orb which thou behold’st
But in his motion like an angel sings.
Such harmony is in immortal souls;
But whilst this muddy vesture of decay
Doth grossly close it in, we cannot hear it.”


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