dear sleeping beauty,
aunt amelia shouted out a wake up cry of frustration
to sleeping beauty bloggers yesterday. it reminded me
of the famous quote, "all that is necessary for evil men
to triumph is for good men to do nothing." (burke and
i choose to do something. it may not be the same
thing you opt to do, but it will not be to do nothing.
there are several weapons in my arsenal: to stay
informed, to appeal my representatives, and to pray.
the "weapons i fight with are not the weapons of
the world. on the contrary, they have divine power
to demolish strongholds." 2 corinthians 10:4
if a leader ever typified a stronghold it is that "dark
dwarf" in iran mentioned by aunt amelia!
after 40 years of wielding my weapons and seeing
evil strongholds fall to my left and right , i trust them
and the One who put them at my disposal. i have
also watched in amazement, as many of you are
caring for infirm parents and grandparents, the way
you swing the club of love and selflessness, encouraging
us as you swing away (vee!)
tolkien may have been thinking of those same weapons
when he armed gimli, the good dwarf, and legolas, his
mate, to fight the evil at their doorstep. the dark dwarf
in tolkien's world must have been hitler.
let's wake up now, my beauties.
ps. i accidentally omitted katharine from tolkien's warriors.