Monday, October 23, 2006

Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing;
Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness;
So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another,
Only a look and a voice; then darkness again and a silence.
~Longfellow, The Theologian's Tale



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every good quote deserves a happy ending. After the ships pass, Longfellow records:
"Then John Estaugh came back o'er the sea for the gift that was offered, Better than houses and lands, the gift of a woman's affection. And on the First-Day that followed, he rose in the Silent Assembly, Holding in his strong hand a hand that trembled a little, Promising to be kind and true and faithful in all things. Such were the marriage-rites of John and Elizabeth Estaugh." Longfellow, Tales of a Wayside Inn,
The Theologian's Tale: Elizabeth.
Now let me get back to work.

10/25/2006 11:20:00 AM  
Blogger Meika said...

Awww... I should've looked up the whole poem! Thanks, Dad!

10/26/2006 02:23:00 AM  

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