"What I like in a good author," wrote
Logan Smith, "is not what he says...but
what he whispers."
Each of us daily writes his own historical
novel. We fill our pages with...
Bravado and anxiety
Faith and fear
Hope and doubt
Sins and blessings
Successes and failures
We write not on flimsy parchment that
crumbles quickly to dust and blows
away with the wind. Oh, no, our
lives and actions are indelibly
inscribed on the sinews of our souls.
In chapters yet to come, may we whisper...
About great ideas and ideals
About the beauty of nature
About concern and compassion
About good times and traditions
May we be wary of what we write.
May our chapters steadily improve and
give joy and blessings to those around
us, and silent satisfaction at the end.
(First published on November 21, 2012)