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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

 


“The Sky Is Low, the Clouds Are Mean” – 9 March 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

The first day of spring is only twelve days away, but it’s been bitter cold here lately – zero degrees Fahrenheit this morning; and the howling wind makes it feel even colder. (But winter is still my favorite season!J)

Here’s an Emily Dickinson poem that reflects the weather we’re having:

The Sky Is Low, the Clouds Are Mean
By Emily Dickinson
(1830-1886)

The sky is low, the clouds are mean,
A travelling flake of snow
Across a barn or through a rut
Debates if it will go.

A narrow wind complains all day
How some one treated him;
Nature, like us, is sometimes caught
Without her diadem.

See also: http://www.all-creatures.org/poetrydir.html  

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