Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Thermometer at Resentful

Come to our bracing desert
Where eternity is eventful,
For the weather-glass
Is set at Alas,
The thermometer at Resentful.
-- W H Auden, For the Time Being

I have removed most of this post.

I am praying for Joel and for Margaret; for John and for Elizabeth and the rest of his family; for Mimi; and for Jonathan.

4 comments:

JayV said...

I'm coming into this late.
Thanks for the explanation
links.

JCF said...

Our Jonathan never met a fire he didn't pour gasoline on, did he?

Prayers for all...

DanG said...

Our friend may have messed in his own mess kit this time. Mimi and Elizabeth and all the others are wonderful loving people and I'm sure the will forgive Jonathan especially if he posts a mea culpa. Blessings and prayers for all those in pain.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Allen, thanks for the summing up. I am an actor in the drama, although in a supporting role, one might say, so I would hardly be unbiased in giving an account. I'll repeat what I said at Counterlight's blog:

At this point, it seems to me that it's not a matter of who was right or who was wrong. It's that people are hurting and they ALL need our prayers.

However, common sense tells me that receiving a nasty, swearing email is not like getting shot - not at all the same thing. Of course, I could be wrong.
The second paragraph is in reference to MP's "Thought for the Day" today.