Tumbling From The Heavens Essay

Tonight I was looking for an essay of mine that was published in Cutbank last year, and all these hits came up…

I’m so pleased to find so many quotes of my work that have been posted and reposted on Tumblr and various blogs, etc.

All night I’ve tumbled into the Tumblrsphere.

For instance, a Tumblr user – Memory’s Landscape – posted two quotes from my essay “Laughter & Forgetting,” pub’d in Cutbank (The Literary Journal of the University of Montana), January 2017 – which wasn’t easy because it’s a print journal. It took time. I mean, when there are so many incredible quotes online that can be reposted in the blink of an eye, why would someone choose to type my excerpts word by word?

Because this person is most likely thoughtful and introspective and lives a slow and contemplative life. That’s my guess.

It’s so old-fashioned – something Sean would do. Sean wrote the Duino Elegies on his studio walls with a paint brush. He also typed all of Emily Dickinson’s poems he could get his hands on, then, as if that weren’t devotion enough, he went over each word in ink too. I’m fascinated by people who aren’t in a hurry, who notice little things and shine their whole souls on them.

If any of you are reading this, a heartfelt THANKS and big hug!

One of my quotes was reposted from “Memory’s Landscape” by “Minus-Moscow” whose bio is this:

Coffee. Queer. Writing. Mythology. Wanderlust. Multi-fandom.
Reading. Day dreaming.
Night Thinking. Indie Music.

So fascinating. “Minus-Moscow” posts gifs from the film Before Sunrise (that I loved) with the dialogue:

“I believe if there’s any kind of God, it wouldn’t be in any of us – not you or me. But just this little space in between. If there’s any kind of magic in this world, it must be in the attempt of understanding someone, sharing something. I know, it’s almost impossible to succeed, but… who cares really? The answer must be in the attempt.”

Also nobodyswhorr, and (noir) also reposted…Noir posts fascinating stuff. It inspired me to set up an account and repost some (NOIR) things…

Such as this cutie who I’d love to robot dance with:

And this:

It’s amazing to get to know my readers. At thi spoint I feel I’ve spied on them but now that I’m on Tumblr too we can interact. Tumblr seems like MySpace high on Pinterest…

I love it.

Here’s my new Tumblr blog. I’ll still keep The Wandering Poet of course – but there’s just something so addictive about Tumblr…


(Gif source: Scrivomancer)

Heaven Essay

English 12 3 May 2001 Heaven: The Word of Grace and Glory Every since I was a little girl I knew that heaven was important. I went to church, and I knew that I had to be good so God would hold a spot for me in heaven. I remember singing, ?When I get to Heaven?, from than on I knew wherever heaven was I had to get there. As I got older heaven became more appealing to me. The word would bring up a place in my mind where nothing could go wrong. So heaven was never really just a word to me, it has always been a place of eternal happiness. Somewhere were there is no, oppression, no hatred. Somewhere where everyone could love one another, and be together with God. While researching heaven, I found it hard, just because its such a one sided word. A word that seems to have no enemies, a loved and praised word.

Heaven is defined, in many different ways, but they all seem to have one common point. Britannica defines heaven as, the dwelling place of God, gods, or other spiritual beings and the abode or state of being of the saved, the elect, or the blessed in the afterlife or in the time after the Last Judgment (Britannica). If you are a believer in God this place is the place were you would like to go for afterlife. So heaven is the house of God, and angels, and the ones elected there for afterlife.

The origin of heaven dates back to before the 12th century. It originates from the Anglo-Saxon heofen, hevan, and himil. All from the stemming from the root ham, meaning ?to cover?. Heaven was than known as the space over the earth like a dome. Which is known as the firmament. Firmament and heaven are both the skies the dome atop the earth. The fact that the heavens are described as the skies, the Bible makes that known. ?And God called the firmament heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.? (Genesis 1:8) ?The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handy work.? (Psalms 19:1) ?Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.? (Matt 5:3) Heaven is considered as the roof of the earth. The Gothic form of heaven, is himin. Some say heaven comes from the Gothic ham-, which means, ?to cover?. (Your Dictionary) It has been discovered that, that there could be a connection between himin (heaven) and home.

Heaven is also the kingdom of God. God to many beliefs and culture is divinity, divine being, holy being, and more. ? And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power? (Mark 9:46) And the Bible states that heaven holds all of his goodness. Heaven also is the house of the angels, yet again giving heaven the definition of being great.

The holy place is another name for heaven. Being that it is known as a dwelling place...

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