Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Farewell Durham, Farewell 2010

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year
'Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.'

And he replied,
'Go into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.'

The Dark Knight, Christmas leftovers, Jon Foreman and Sky Sailing, the book of Job, and trying to figure out bus times have dominated the last day or two. London tomorrow!


  1. LOVE the pic and quote!! Wow, that's powerful. And you're becoming quite the photographer! :)

    You saw the Dark Knight? what did you think of it?
    (YAY for Jon Foreman!!! :D)

    You're going to London that soon?, does time ever fly! Well it's a good thing you're doing lots of blog posts now while you still have decent internet! =)

  2. Lovely picture! And poem, of course. Have you checked out the rest of it? It's quite good too.

  3. Zoe - I liked it quite a lot! I feel like I'm finding Bible-parallels in everything lately...but there were definitely some in that movie, comic-book-based superhero film though it may be. :P It was pretty thought-provoking and a lot deeper than your average action flick.

    Haha you would not believe the hoops I've jumped through to find free/cheap internet in London :P It's all wonderfully fast though...

    Krys - yep! Can't decide whether I like it better with the last half on or off. I think off, but the last half is lovely too--especially "towards the hills/and the breaking of day in the lone east."

  4. I actually like it even better with the last half on, especially this part:

    "So I went forth and finding the Hand of God
    Trod gladly into the night
    He led me towards the hills
    And the breaking of day in the lone east.

    So heart be still!
    What need our human life to know
    If God hath comprehension?"

    It rather gives it a sense of completeness, that when the person speaking went forth, he found that the man's words were true, that he found the Hand of God, and that God was faithful. =)