Friday, July 04, 2003
There is silence in the night,
I'm Going Under...
I got this off Mai's email to me, thought it might make me feel a little better... gyeh. Mel on angst-trip again.
Then said Almitra, "Speak to us of Love."
And he raised his head and looked upon the people, and there fell a stillness upon them. And with a great voice he said:
When love beckons to you follow him, though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him, though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him, though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden.
For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.
Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun, so shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.
Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.
He threshes you to make you naked.
He sifts you to free you from your husks.
He grinds you to whiteness.
He kneads you until you are pliant;
And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God's sacred feast.
All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life's heart.
But if in your fear you would seek only love's peace and love's pleasure, then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love's threshing-floor, into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.
Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.
When you love you should not say, "God is in my heart," but rather, I am in the heart of God."
And think not you can direct the course of love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Love has no other desire but to fulfil itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love; And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.
melina @ 8:20:00 AM )O(
Wednesday, July 02, 2003
I've finally fixed the template... I adjusted the divisions thanks to a code given by Cheaca during the last few minutes of ARTCOMP... the subject's been great, though MS EXCEL is a tad bit frustrating in my eyeview.
I am seriously making the final arrangements for REFUGE (what is REFUGE? read on...) because it's possibly the only way those interested in being a part of it can actually communicate without having to deal with the atrocious costs of text messaging (SMS) and the inability (or lack of ability/want/strength) to call up people or to have TIME to call up people.
Besides. It's long overdue. And with the sudden rise in numbers of out-of-the-broom-closet-wiccans, let's face it. We need a place where we can communicate.
Not that I'm disregarding the places and MLs that are currently available - but let's get real. There are presently more than a handful of practitioners and possible neophites out there in real need of sanctuary. Those who begin honing their gifts are easily discouraged because of the lack of direction and guidance. Moreso since there are few and far between who make themselves available to teach these children.
Gyeh. I feel old.
*sighs* Anyway, I've got the image of how the website looks - I'm getting an account to host everything - now I need help. Plain and simple help. Afterall, I can't do this alone.
So, for those interested in pitching in - I swear guys, I am way serious. Harle, you asked me the other time if I was seriously going to push through with the Coven, well, I am. I'll be needing you.
**please hover over names
That goes for you, you, and you as well.
Hope, I've got to talk to you about something. Maybe you could soothe my fear and ruffled feathers a bit. Gyeh. MUAH! Love you!
[I'm tired of typing names... and urls. gyeh.]
For Eden and Alessa. One of these days I need to talk to you both - in person - if possible. I have a lot to catch up on and a lot to say as well. Blessed Be.
As for Flip-> Bro, I know you're serious about what you asked. I'm just a room away when you need me. Just get a feel of the timing.^^
Blah...I'm lost. Remotely.
As of now, I'll be going. Have things to do. People to meet and I wanna brush up for INSTUDI. The sidebar's currently slop, so bear with me - I have a lot of tweaking to do here and there. Anything else - kindly leave your messages on the comment boxes located below *points to link entitled Moonstone*. I changed my boxes because ShoutOuts were going whack and I wanted a little more on the customization. Bleh.
Why am I asking (sheeesh! I'm starting to sound like someone! HARLE!!! HELP!!!)? Because I simply miss hearing from people. It seems as though people don't comment enough.^^ MUAH!
Oh, and yeah -> HAPPY BIRTHDAY ATHENA!!!
melina @ 6:39:00 PM )O(
Tuesday, July 01, 2003
She is a Wiccan by choice with Roman Catholic roots thanks to her parents and believes everything has a reason, and that
fate does not equal coincidence.
Hover By series
Snapshots of Silver Guitar
Noelle "Ielle" Pico
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"I love Amy Lee from Evanescence and admire her style in singing. Her voice is heartbreaking and it just gets to you. I'm not saying I want to be her, but to be able to sing as good as she can, and as honest as she can... that's enough."
- Ielle on her singing idols.
Give Me Freedom
Coffee and Nonesense
On Butterfly Wings
ON MY BOOKSHELF:
The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle
Titania's Book of Hours - Titania Hardie
Enchanted - Titania Hardie
In the Circle - Elen Hawke
>>Note to: Doggieniichan
Songs of Sanctuary
Dances of Time
The Eternal Knot
Leean Rimes - Twisted Angel
Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk
Evanescence - Fallen
Santana - Shaman
~any album as long as it's theirs
i can't see tomorrow
dancing in the dark
dinner serenade (042103)
of roses and rain
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