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Playing on a word: Burn



“Did not our hearts burn within us?”
-Luke 24:23 (in the New Testament in the Bible)

“And we’re gonna let it burn, burn, burn.”
-Ellie Goulding 

‘I thought seriously to burn down the house to reach the smell.”
-The narrator in ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’

“My dear, we’re slow dancing in a burning room.”
-John Mayer


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The afterlife…what do you think?


The idea of an afterlife (heaven, hell, etc.) has been around since the beginning of time. Writers, philosophers, and theologians have wondered, postulated, and even prophesied about the state of man in the hereafter.

Many people (myself included) believe that some (profess to) believe in an afterlife as more of a defense mechanism against the harsh reality of death, rather than as an actual conviction. But that’s not why I believe in it 🙂  More to come on this later.

Why do YOU believe (or not believe) in an afterlife?

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting; The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star, Hath had elsewhere its setting. And cometh from afar; But trailing clouds of glory do we come From God, who is our home.”

-William Wordsworth (“Intimations on Immortality”).

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Behind every woman scorned

Imageis a man who made her that way.


~Miranda Lambert

*I think this lyric is simultaneously pretty clever, a bit funny, but overall very sad.

*Heather likes this line a lot.

*One must be ever so careful of definitives:  The word “every” is problematic, but it works here I think.

*Faulker is certainly not my favorite author, but he was a master of the American short story and is still an important influence.  Will write more about him on this blog.  Can’t say exactly when though….

*Miranda Lambert is one of the most talented musicians today.  That girl is the real deal.  Will ABSOLUTELY write more about her on this blog.  Can’t say exactly when though….

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