Virtual Oases 4/16
- Taryn: Dutcher’s art is such a gift, at least to me; it taught me to understand the church, the fullest expression of God’s grace to which I have access in this life, and it prepared me to accept that grace.
- BIV: Heavenly Mother and the Sound of Music
- Beautiful post by Chloe: Love, Loss, and Lessons in Mexico
- Michelle discusses the Washington Post article “Pearls before Breakfast.” From the original article:
The poet Billy Collins once laughingly observed that all babies are born with a knowledge of poetry, because the lub-dub of the mother’s heart is in iambic meter. Then, Collins said, life slowly starts to choke the poetry out of us. It may be true with music, too.
There was no ethnic or demographic pattern to distinguish the people who stayed to watch Bell, or the ones who gave money, from that vast majority who hurried on past, unheeding. Whites, blacks and Asians, young and old, men and women, were represented in all three groups. But the behavior of one demographic remained absolutely consistent. Every single time a child walked past, he or she tried to stop and watch. And every single time, a parent scooted the kid away.
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