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Magical World

Wouldn't it be lovely if, with just a twitch of the nose, life, or any aspect of it could be changed. Instead, positive changes always seem to involve tremendously hard work, determination, and endless setbacks. How lovely it would be to have the powers of Samantha Stephens.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

"How happy is the blameless Vestals lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot;
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each prayer accepted, and each wish resigned."
--Alexander Pope


  • At Thursday, June 15, 2006 6:27:00 AM, Blogger Ward Cleaver said…

    Please talk to me about the meaning of this poem.

  • At Thursday, June 15, 2006 7:01:00 PM, Blogger Samantha said…

    Vestal--a pure, virtuous woman--something I wish I was.

    Spotless mind--something I wish I had.

  • At Saturday, June 17, 2006 6:33:00 PM, Blogger Ward Cleaver said…

    I know what the "words" mean....I don't understand the poem. What is it saying? Give me some clues to its symbolism.

  • At Saturday, June 17, 2006 10:35:00 PM, Blogger Samantha said…

    To me, roughly translated, it means:

    How happy are those who remain pure and chaste!
    Free from the cares and blemishes of the world;
    Free from sorrow, regret, and compelling temptations!
    All prayers accepted by God, because the heart and soul is dedicated/covenanted to serve Him.

    Is that what it truly means? Only you can decide.

  • At Sunday, June 18, 2006 3:04:00 PM, Blogger Ward Cleaver said…

    Very interesting.
    I can see why this speaks to you.
    You don't feel pure or chaste because of your feel this literal when the poem MUST be speaking figuratively. Remain pure and chaste to Christ...not literal.
    Because we can't "literally" remain pure and chaste when we suffer from the blemishes of the world, etc.


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