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Amazing stuff...

Dr. Loney once told us a story of a former Redeemer professor of English, a distant relative of the great 17th century poet George Herbert, who would actually weep in class while reading Herbert poems. I've been deeply touched by poems before, but never to such a degree. Also, those that affected me most were not of the religious sort, which are the only sort Herbert ever published, but rather poems about love or loss. But then, I had never read George Herbert before...

Having been tenant long to a rich lord,
Not thriving, I resolved to be bold,
And make a suit unto him, to afford
A new small-rented lease, and cancel th' old.

In heaven at his manor I him sought:
They told me there that he was lately gone
About some land which he had dearly bought
Long since on earth, to take possession.

I straight returned, and knowing his great birth,
Sought him accordingly in great resorts -
In cities, theatres, gardens, parks, and courts:
At length I heard a ragged noise and mirth

Of thieves and murderers; there I him espied,
Who straight, "Your suit is granted," said, and died.


My own personal Renaissance

I haven't blogged in a while. There's a perfectly good reason for this, though. I've been making a concerted effort to change my life around. These changes include quitting smoking (uuuuggh), recommitting myself to school in a way that makes me feel like a huge geek, and spending less time at home whiling away idle hours on my computer. MSN, blogging and avidly following the career of every NFL player must necessarily be left behind. However, hopefully I'm now coming out the other end. Huzzah! More blogging will follow, I expect.

On a side note, if anyone in the Hamilton area is free this Thursday evening, you should pop by the Redeemer gym to catch our last regular season basketball game. It's against Tyndale to determine 1st place and several people can attest to the fact our last game against them was a nail-biter.

Oh, and props to my boy Dan Postma on being accepted by Nova to head to Japan. Hopefully he is the first of many to hear good news on this subject.