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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.


TO THE MOON – 20 October 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

For today I’ve chosen the following short poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, a poet of the English Romantic Age:

By Percy Bysshe Shelley
(4 August 1792 – 8 July 1822)

Art thou pale for weariness
Of climbing heaven, and gazing on the earth,
Wandering companionless
Among the stars that have a different birth,–
And ever-changing, like a joyless eye
That finds no object worth its constancy?   

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