Thursday, May 3, 2012

fairy tale wisdom part II

Delayed is not forgotten.
"Delaying is not forgetting"

...for no goblet of life is all bitterness; no good man would pour out such a draught for his fellow-man, and how should He do it, Who is love personified?
A Story From the Sand-hills

He, who had been so grievously afflicted, the outcast, thrown upon the world, could not remember his sufferings.  The Lord our Creator is wise and full of loving kindness - who can doubt it?
A Story From the Sand-hills

The storm raged over the town of Skjagen; there had not been such a terrible tempest within the memory of the inhabitants, not such a rough sea.  But J├╝rgen was in the temple of God, and while the darkness of night reigned outside, a light arose in his soul that was never to depart from it; the heavy weight that pressed on his brain burst asunder.
A Story From the Sand-hills

[This quote reminds me of my dad :D ]
Here, from time immemorial, a screaming swarm of crows and rooks had built their nests; it was a regular bird town, and the birds were the owners, the manor's oldest family.  - the real lordship!  The people below meant nothing to them; they tolerated these crawling creatures...
The Gardener and the Noble Family

Have you really seriously given a fleeting thought to that grave and mighty last hour we shall spend on earth?
On Judgement Day

[On how fables began]:
Wise men of ancient times ingeniously discovered how to tell people the truth without being blunt to their faces.  You see, they held a magic mirror before the people, in which all sorts of animals and various wondrous things appeared, producing amusing as well as instructive pictures.  They called these fables, and whatever wise or foolish deeds the animals performed, the people were to imagine themselves in their places and thereby think, "This fable is intended for you!"  In this way no one's feelings were hurt.
This Fable Is Intended For You


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