November 3rd, 2019

a slow descent into madness

It is 8:25 AM Sunday morning here in West Michigan. It is a cold wet gray morning. Carol said it snowed this morning.

I got up this morning around 5:45 AM. Yesterday it would have been 6:45 AM when I got up, but we lost an hour during the night. So I got up to find my wife sitting in our dining area eating yogurt for breakfast. I decided to get breakfast over fast so I ate some cereal for breakfast. I did not make myself any oatmeal or fry any eggs for breakfast. After breakfast I went to my main study and wrote in my paper diary. After writing in my diary I sat in the living room area and dozed. Now I am listening to the music of Thou and writing in my online diaries.

Carol left for Covenant PCA and will be back sometime today.

Last night I wandered the house and looked at my books. Carol went to bed around 8:30 PM and I went to bed around 10:30 PM. Now it is another day.

I did watch college football yesterday and read from a book titled, 'The Found And The Lost: The Collected Novellas Of Ursula K. Le Guin'.

I might watch today some professional football and look at my books. Well I will close to face it.
  • Current Music
    Thou 'Magus'

Freedom Village Used Books Sale

Freedom Village Used Books Sale

'The Art Of Flight' by Sergio Pitol Translated From The Spanish By George Henson

'The Journey' by Sergio Pitol Translated From The Spanish By George Henson

'The Magician Of Vienna' by Sergio Pitol Translated From The Spanish By George Henson

'The Dreamed Part' by Rodrigo Fresan Translated From The Spanish By Will Vanderhyden

'The Found And Lost: The Selected Novellas Of Ursula K. Le Guin'

'The Unreal And The Real: The Selected Short Stories Of Ursula K. Le Guin

'Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life' biography by Roxana Robinson

'Hemingway: a life without consequences' biography by James R. Mellow

'Enemies: A History of the FBI' by Tim Weiner

'The Book of William: How Shakespeare's First Folio Conquered The World' by Paul Collins

'Troublemaker: A Memoir from the Front Lines of the Sixties' by Bill Zimmerman

'The Shameless' A Quinn Colson Novel by Ace Atkins

'The Story Of Time' Kristen Lippincott with Umberto Eco, E.H. Gombrich and others
  • Current Mood
    sick sick

Jerusalem the golden

Jerusalem the golden,
With milk and honey blest,
Beneath thy contemplation
Sink heart and voice oppressed.
I know not, O I know not,
What joys await us there,
What radiancy of glory,
What bliss beyond compare.

They stand, those halls of Zion,
All jubilant with song,
And bright with many an angel,
And all the martyr throng;
The Prince is ever in them,
The daylight is serene.
The pastures of the blessèd
Are decked in glorious sheen.

There is the throne of David,
And there, from care released,
The shout of them that triumph,
The song of them that feast;
And they, who with their leader,
Have conquered in the fight,
Forever and forever
Are clad in robes of white.

O sweet and blessèd country,
The home of God’s elect!
O sweet and blessèd country,
That eager hearts expect!
Jesus, in mercy bring us
To that dear land of rest,
Who art, with God the Father,
And Spirit, ever blessed.

Brief life is here our portion,
Brief sorrow, short lived care;
The life that knows no ending,
The tearless life, is there.
O happy retribution!
Short toil, eternal rest;
For mortals and for sinners,
A mansion with the blest.

That we should look, poor wanderers,
To have our home on high!
That worms should seek for dwellings
Beyond the starry sky!
And now we fight the battle,
But then shall wear the crown
Of full and everlasting,
And passionless renown.
  • Current Mood
    tired tired