See it is with Love of Mary and Joseph for this Baby with no real dad, and the Baby grew yes, up to teach at the Temple at age 12, teach about Eternal Love, and all the 12-Year-Old was trying to do was teach us that Love is possible, and now that dad in coming close to 87, my brother is joining in the family, see, even for Doug and me there is, always has been an Eternal Plan, and dad can never remember the good that was in those first Christmases every one of us, for Love is an individual sacrifice, AND NOW dad’s saying it on his own to others, “Love you too.” This is the miracle of Love that 11-year-old boy standing out near that willow tree and saying, “Someday I too will be in California!” And the miracle of mom who just wouldn’t quit because of belief in Christmas and, as she grew older, she came to recognize that it was Easter and Eternal Love in full sacrifice, and now I recognize the validity of men who offer themselves never expecting sex, but true love without expectation which my dad is learning after the fact and if I can I will explain that after death relationships are not recognized, but Eternal Love, and there and that’s where Paul had it right, Eternal Sacrifice, that’s eternally what lives after, only Love, and sometimes making family always Giving of Love with sacrifice of self with no expectation and that’s Dorothy Hoffman and Lenard Taylor had to learn apart from each other. Finally as Doug and Chuck began to realize that in their own lives, in the lives of children, Laurel, Hudson, and Ian, daughter, son, grandson, great nephew, the relationships holding, this Eternal Love based in our Lord, and this is because we live in the US; others learn Eternal Compassion which some Westerners are also Learning, and some learn Eternal Balance, and some learn Eternal Equality–call it what you will, Love.
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I was a University and community college instructor before retiring. I also worked in fast food restaurants, and retail stores. I am an ordinary man writing for because I want to write and because my education prepared me to write; BA English lit, MA English, EdS higher education, and MFA creative writing, free verse poetry and essays. Blogs are an answer to high-priced self-publishing. Walt Whitman had to self-publish his first 1000 copies of the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass because in 1855 poetry did not sell. Most poets make a living in other ways than writing. Wallace Stevens was an insurance executive, and TS Eliot was a banker. Many writers teach, and always there have been writers who have written because they needed to express their thoughts and feelings. They wrote not necessarily to make money but to express "the old universal truths of the human heart" according to Faulkner. Here I reach a wider audience I missed than by self-publishing, and I stand a better chance to reach a wider audience for less expense than self-publishing. I self-published my first books, Winter from Spring, and Meditations on Gratitude; poetry and photo books which were easier to self-publish than to seek a not to seek a publisher company. This blog allows me to write for an interested audience because I write poetry and personal essays. I write for a friendly audience and present to you a slice of my writing. Perhaps you will enjoy what you read. View more posts