The Road of the Star

The Road of the Star

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...quiet graves. You will carry flowers there, and plant the Easter lilies, white and sweet, like the angels of the resurrection, above the ground where the bodies of your beloved sleep. And there will throng upon you a thousand memories--the golden echo of the laughter of a little child, the clear look in the eyes of the lad who went his way, all blythe and young, through the gates of God, the steady pressure of the strong man's hands, the touch of a mother's lips. In the secret of your own sacred place somewhere you may take out the treasured, intimate things which belonged to them and kiss them in the passion of your longing. Thus and thug my dear love looked, you say, thus he used to speak, and such and such were the things he thought and chose, and gave himself to serve. But all the while through your human loneliness, and even as you stand at the grave with all its fragrant memories of the vanished form, victoriously through pain your soul will cry, "He is not here! He is risen!" You will know that there is a new life for that child, that son, that husband, that mother, as real as the old, and still more wonderfully spacious. And if you are wise, your loyalty to your beloved will not fall into the sad mistake of imagining that sentiment, in order to be true, must take the associations of your past and build out of them a convent cell in which all your thought and imagination must be shut henceforth. You will not think that faithfulness to the spirit you have loved is best expressed by saying, "This is the way he used to do; and this is the way, no matter what may happen, that I am going to do. There shall be no customs in the house that were not here when he was here. No new ideas shall find encouragement with me or my...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236845447
  • 9781236845443