Creatures Without Sin, Part 1

An erstwhile FOTM contributor once griped to me, this blog’s owner and founder, that he thought our animal and all non-political posts to be “fluff pieces” that shouldn’t take up space on FOTM.

Poor man. He just doesn’t get it.

We publish animal posts like this one below because WE NEED IT.

Without these reminders of what St. Bonaventure called “creatures without sin,” I, for one, would go mad. To quote the timeless poem, “The World Is Too Much With Us,” by the great English poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850):

The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon;
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers;
For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
It moves us not. Great God! I’d rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreathèd horn.

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When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.

A big h/t to FOTM’s beloved pnordman.

Be here tomorrow for Part Two! It gets better! 😀

~Eowyn

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TrailDust
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…and for a moment, we remember eternal riches, expressed in our delightful animal companions. Thank God for them.

Thanks Dr. Eowyn,

~TD

Doc's Wife
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Doc's Wife

Thank-you, dear Eowyn, for showing such lovely pictures. This morning I was watching three female turkeys protecting about twelve tiny, baby wild turkeys at the top of my driveway–Doc feeds them corn. Just last night, a bear cub was enjoying that same corn. Yes, there is a God, and He is Mighty!

pnordman
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Thank you, dear Eo! And thank You, Father, for giving us these awesome creatures to give us joy in our lives – our humans may fail at times, but our dear, dear pets – wow!

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Our God is wonderful; he loves us so much that he gives us animals to love and care for.

Steve
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Forgive them Mother for they know not what they speak..LOL

Mark S. McGrew
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The only thing that I have seen, where I differ with Thomas Jefferson, is in his writing the Declaration of Independence, as he wrote, “All men are created equal”.
This is a very beautiful world we were given. Only an evil one would not be able to appreciate the beauty of the animals.

Beverly
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Beverly

Variety is the spice of life or in this case a welcomed blog e-mail. I look forward to any and all offerings from ths site and forward many to friends. It is not political observations, although appreciated, that I share. It is the offbeat, funnyt and arcane. Do not change a thing!

Joan
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Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this beautiful post. I loved it!