Nothing Gold

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay. -Robert Frost

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Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States

I am a white American middle class suburban housewife trying desperately to tell herself that that is not who she is. One time I was a glowing young ruffian. Oh my God it was a million years ago.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

On A Telling Reaction

So I was riding in the car with my family the other day and the car in front of us, a nice newer volvo, had the license plate 1PET410. Neither the hubby or I knew the verse off the tops of our heads, so we looked it up later. It says, "Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received". I said, "oh, that's...nice". Something in me was actually disappointed that it was not some ridiculous out-of-context verse about which I could roll my eyes and feel superior. What does that say about me? Something not very good, I'm afraid.


Blogger kate said...

I must be worse -- I didn't even pick up that it was a Bible verse when I first read it. Hm.

1:35 PM  

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