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Journal: Hope is the thing with feathers

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Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I 've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

-- Emily Dickinson

Hope.

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Journal: The greatest of these is love... 3

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If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant
or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
For we know in part and we prophesy in part,
but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.
When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

-- 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

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Journal: For everything there is a season

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For everything there is a season,
        and a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
        a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
        a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
        a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
        a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
        a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
        a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate;
        a time for war, and a time for peace.

-- Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

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Journal: Sonnet CXVI

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Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand'ring bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

-- William Shakespeare

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Journal: Waiting III

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For Koria, on her journey.

Trees kissed by sunlight
Gold on clouds above
I walk through the quiet morning
Waiting for my love.

Who can gauge the separation
The ache that silence brings?
The future may yet hold promise
The days wind on to joy
For the present waiting fills
Empty days of banal life
Gray days of washed-out time
Endless days of wishful longing.

Busy noon washed in sun
Life runs in ceaseless motion
I pause among the bustle
Waiting for my love.

My thoughts cannot span the distance
There is no way to know
Where the road will lead us
The path to uncertain goal
Will it be together?
Or will each walk alone?
My heart lives on in silence
Until my love's return.

In the quiet of the evening
Winding down from day to dark
I watch the golden sunset
Waiting for my love.

Though there is pain in waiting
Naught else could I now do
Trust grants me survival
Faith keeps me living on
Though future is not certain
And change is stuff of life
Steadfast waiting is my present
My path from morn to night.

Night's depth - the day is ending
Stars sparkle in the dark
I leave the world behind me
Waiting for my love.
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Journal: Waiting I 2

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For Koria, wherever she may wander.

I did not know
That I was telling you goodbye
In telling you good night
Between the pages of a sigh
I did not catch your meaning
I did not get the drift
That you were leaving on your journey
That departure was so swift.
I hope that you return to me
When your travel turns to rest
When you settle down in silence
After many weary steps
So I wait for you in darkness
Whisper your name against the dawn
My heart aches to walk with you
But alone you voyage on
And so I wait in daylight
As the dusk goes on to night
Patience and longing wait together
Day to darkness, dark to light.
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Journal: Truth and Bone

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Suggested by Sol's JE.

Truth and Bone

Sometimes I can feel you breathing into me.
And these hands I can feel them tugging at my sleeve,
I move through the day in the rhythm that I've known.
I've got this crazy dream of stripping down to truth and bone.

All of it, all of it, all of it stripped down.
All of it, all of it, all of it, to truth and bone.

My mouth is full of secrets I'm too afraid to tell.
My body's full of longing for you to know me well.
I move through the day in the rhythms that I've known.
I've got this crazy dream of stripping down to truth and bone.

All of it, all of it, all of it stripped down.
All of it, all of it, all of it, to truth and bone.

I think of sinking in way over my shoulders, let the water, the water take me in and I need you to cut through to where I'm hidden, I'm awkward and I'm too polite and I want two stars for arms like orion I could breathe in and breathe in and breathe out.
If I could only lose myself
I would lose myself in you,
I move trough the day in the rhythms that I've known.
I've got this crazy dream of stripping down to truth and bone.

All of it, all of it, all of it stripped down.
All of it, all of it, all of it, to truth and bone.

--Heather Nova; Copyright ©2003 Saltwater Ltd.

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Journal: Savage to Secret

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Beloved:

When you feel all alone
And the world has turned it's back on you
Give me a moment please to tame your wild wild heart
I know you feel like the walls are closing in on you
It's hard to find relief and people can be so cold
When darkness is upon your door and you feel like you can't take anymore

Let me be the one you call
If you jump I'll break your fall
Lift you up and fly away with you into the night
If you need to fall apart
I can mend a broken heart
If you need to crash then crash and burn
You're not alone

When you feel all alone
And a loyal friend is hard to find
You're caught in a one way street
With the monsters in your head
When hopes and dreams are far away and
You feel like you can't face they day

Let me be the one you call
If you jump I'll break your fall
Lift you up and fly away with you into the night
If you need to fall apart
I can mend a broken heart
If you need to crash then crash and burn
You're not alone

Because there has always been heartache and pain
And when it's over you'll breathe again
You'll breath again

When you feel all alone
And the world has turned its back on you
Give me a moment please
To tame your wild wild heart

Let me be the one you call
If you jump I'll break your fall
Lift you up and fly away with you into the night
If you need to fall apart
I can mend a broken heart
If you need to crash then crash and burn
You're not alone

--Savage Garden, Crash and Burn

From realm of the savage to the secret, Secret Garden's Hymn to Hope was thrown up by Winamp's randomizer just a few minutes ago. There is light after the darkness, beloved. I will be here for you.

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Journal: Until 2

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I gave you true desire
I gave you eyes to see
I gave you wings of fire
So you could choose to fly with me

I gave your heart a passion
I gave your life a theme
I gave you all the actions
So won't you come and dance with me

Until the world has stopped revolving
Until the birds have left the trees
Until the winds have stopped from blowing
You'll be loved by me

Until the rainbows stop from shining
Until the fish don't swim the seas
Until the stars have stopped colliding
You'll be loved by me

I'll be the wind in summer
I'll be the sun in spring
I'll be the fire in winter
Cause I can be your everything
Cause I can be your everything

Until the world has stopped revolving
Until the birds have left the trees
Until the winds have stopped from blowing
You'll be loved by me

Take my hand - be who you are
I'll be your fire - just show me the spark
Until the world has stopped revolving
Until the world has stopped revolving
Until the winds have stopped from blowing

Until the world has stopped revolving...

Until the world has stopped revolving...

-- Dieter Barr, Peter Meyer, Andre Kunz and M. Hatwood; performed by ATC (A Touch of Class)

The words ring true to me, beloved. Until the world has stopped revolving... You'll be loved by me.

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Journal: Night And Heart

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Reaching out
Across the dark
The depth of night
A searching heart.

Touching soft
Seeking its like
In dark of night
A questing heart.

Resting now
In warmth of night
In hope for dawn
A loving heart.
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Journal: There's A Place In The World...

Journal by Koria's Beloved
There's a place in the world for a gambler
There's a burden that only he can bear
There's a place in the world for a gambler
And he sees...oh, yes he sees...
And he sees...oh, yes he sees...

There's a song in the heart of a woman
That only the truest of loves can release
There's a song in the heart of a woman
Set it free...oh, set it free
Set it free...oh, set it free
Set it free...oh, set it free


There's a light in the depths of your darkness
There's a calm at the eye of every storm
There's a light in the depths of your darkness
Let it shine...oh, let it shine
Let it shine...oh, let it shine
Let it shine...oh, let it shine
Let it shine

-- Dan Fogelberg

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Journal: You Raise Me Up 5

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You have made me so much more than I was. From the bottom of my heart... Thank you.

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up... To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up... To more than I can be.

There is no life - no life without its hunger;
Each restless heart beats so imperfectly;
But when you come and I am filled with wonder,
Sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up... To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up... To more than I can be.

You raise me up... To more than I can be.

--Brendan Graham and Rolf Lovland

All my love to you, Koria.

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Journal: Always There 4

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Beloved:

When I'm less than I should be
And I just can't face the day
When darkness falls around me
And I just can't find my way
When my eyes don't clearly see
And I stumble through it all
You I lean upon, you keep me strong
And you rise me when I fall

You are there when I most need you
You are there so constantly
You come shining through, you always do
You are always there for me

When life brings me to my knees
When my back's against the wall
You are standing there right with me
Just to keep me standing tall
Though a burden I may be
You don't weary, you don't rest
You are reaching out to carry me
And I know I'm heaven-blessed

There when I most need you
There so constantly
You come shining through, you always do
You are always there for me

There when I most need you
There so constantly
You come shining through, you always do
You are always there for me

--Secret Garden, from Earthsongs (lyrics by Brendan Graham)

I will be there for you.

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Journal: Paradise Enough...

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...to have you at my side.

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse -- and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness --
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.

--The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (transl. by Edward FitzGerald)

Two is not equal to three, even for large values of two.

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