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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A late Valentine thought

I was reminded of this poem by Emily Dickinson this Valentine's weekend.

"If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Into his nest again,
I shall not live in vain."

Especially the part about "help one fainting robin into his nest again". It reminded me once more of my New Year's Eve adventure. Sent chills up my spine because what she wrote more than half a century ago could so accurately describe my feelings and experience.

It is amazing how deep thoughtful words transcend time and application.

I had another thought about how generosity is a gift that is never asked for or negotiated. Rather the very nature of it is unexpected, cherished and never forgotten. But I guess I should save that for another post...

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