Bittersweet victory where the small fly and the great plummet

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"Victory comes late, and is held low to freezing lips too rapt with frost to take it." (Victory comes late, Dickinson)


Those wayward sparrows that die on the battlefield know how to survive with hunger and little crumbs, but any victory they had would have come too late. No matter how high we strive, we will never sit at the divine table, at least not 'til our death. Those individuals who learn to live on the crumbs fallen from above will still have rough patches in their life, but they will be taken care of all the same. "God keeps his oath to sparrows, who of little love know how to starve!" The great ones who believe themselves to be above the rest, eagles feasting on small birds, will not always have it so easy. "The eagle's golden breakfast strangles them." People often seek to fly with the majesty of an eagle's wings, but it is the sparrow that is far more common. Smaller and seen as unimportant, the sparrow will continue to survive on little while the eagle is on the Endangered Species List.

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Tiffany Gilbert said:

"No matter how high we strive, we will never sit at the divine table, at least not 'til our death."

I really like this quote. In life people try so hard to achieve great things and be successful and victorious, but this is not a perfect society where praise and worship of a human being is sensible. We will never "sit at that divine table," until it is all said and done.

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This page contains a single entry by MadelynGillespie published on February 16, 2008 9:34 PM.

Jury's still out on Immortality, but it rides beside Death all the same was the previous entry in this blog.

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