Friday, February 24, 2006
Remember: William Woodland
We cling to the enduring strength of stone to fight the fear of being forgotten.
So please take a moment to remember:
Son of William and Ruth Woodland
Born Sept. 4, 1853
Died Dec. 7, 1876
Aged 23 Y's 3m. & 3d.
Affliction sore short time he bore,
Physicians were in vain;
Till God at last did call him home,
And eased him of his pain.
January 26, 2006:
A shadow walks with me among the stones. Pointing again and again and again. Laughing. I'm angry for William. What William faced was real. I'm not scared of shadows.
But then, I realize. The shadow bleeds from me. Merciless disease, however weakened, is never gone, never beaten. I can't run from shadows.
What we face is real. I'm angry for us.
(St. Peter's United Church of Christ, West Pikeland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania)
Posted by jason evans at 12:10 AM