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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 Mountains Stood in Haze – 1 August 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

For today I’ve chosen the following poem by Emily Dickinson:

The Mountains Stood in Haze
Emily Dickinson
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)

The mountains stood in haze,
The valleys stopped below,
And went or waited as they liked
The river and the sky.

At leisure was the sun,
His interests of fire
A little from remark withdrawn.
The twilight spoke the spire.

So soft upon the scene
The act of evening fell
We felt how neighborly a thing
Was the invisible.

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