Stephenson Family Ties The Barn Burnt Down
And Now I See The Moon
I feel sometimes as if I were a child who opens its eyes on the world
once and sees amazing things it will never know any names for and then
has to close its eyes again.  I know this is all mere apparition compared
to what awaits us, but it is only lovelier for that.  There is a human beauty
in it.  And I cant believe that, when we have all been changed and put on
incorruptibility, we will forget our fantastic condition of mortality and
impermanence, the great bright dream of procreating and perishing that
meant the whole world to us.  In eternity this world will be Troy, I believe,
and all that has passed here will be epic of the universe, the ballad they
sing in the streets.  Because I dont imagine any reality  putting this one
in the shade entirely, and I think piety forbids me to try.
from: Gilead
by: Marilynne Robinson


4 comments:

Carly Reid said...

What an incredible family we have!

Pam Hill said...

Such great pictures! Thanks so much for posting. Wish I had been there.

Cindy said...

We missed you so much Pam...and Spencer!!

Sharon said...

Great slide show! I'm going to the river for sure next time!