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Monday, July 6, 2015

Windows on Wordsworth's world-1


I'm drawn to windows, especially old ones. To me, they beckon to be photographed, hinting at ghosts and stories and imagination. Of memories and lives once lived. Of beliefs and hopes.
It's no wonder that windows in our trip to England and Scotland grabbed my attention.
This first window and pitcher  in Grasmere near William Wordsworth's home begged to be photographed. There's a novel here, or, more fittingly, a poem.
You don't have to be in England or Scotland long before you understand how the landscape imbues the work of their artists and writers. Impossibly green. It was a cold, misty day in the Lake district, and absolutely wonderful. Clouds obscured the tops of the mountains, but not the spirit of a poet who is one of the founders of the Romantic movement. No wonder. 
Dove Cottage, where Wordsworth wrote


Susan photographing at the rear of the cottage

Looking out at Wordsworth's garden

Wordsworth's graves at St. Oswald's, Grasmere

Stained glass inside the church, with ropes to ring the bell


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  1. TWO REDEEMERS? BY STEVE FINNELL

    According to the Kentucky Masonic Monitor, Jesus and Hiram Abiff are both in fact redeemers of mankind.

    Quote from Kentucky Monitor, page XV. "All antiquity solved the enigma of the existence of evil by supposing the existence of a Principle of Evil, of demons, fallen angels, an Ahriman, a Typhon, a Siva, or Satan, that first falling themselves, and plunged into misery and darkness, temped man, to his fall and brought sin into the world. All believed in a future life, to be attained by purification and trials; in state of successive states of reward and punishment; and in a Mediator or Redeemer by whom the evil Principle was to overcome and the Supreme Deity reconciled to His creatures. The belief was general that He was born of a virgin and suffer a painful death. The Hindus called him Krishna; the Chinese, Kiou-tse; the Persians, Sosioch; the Chaldeans, Dhouvanai; the Egyptians, Horus; Plato, Love; the Scandinavians, Balder; the Christians, Jesus; Masons, Hiram.

    Is it possible to be a Christian with two redeemers, one being Jesus and the other being Hiram Abiff?

    Acts 4:10-12...by the name of Jesus Christ....12 And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.(NASB)

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    It is impossible to be a Christian and a Mason, you have to be one or the other.

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    Posted by Steve Finnell at 7:36 AM 1 comment:
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