"The world is not a lodging-house at Brighton, which we are to leave because it is miserable. It is the fortress of our family, with the flag flying on the turret, and the more miserable it is the less we should leave it."
-G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
This here blog is a glimpse or two or three at the condition of the 'fortress of our family' through the eyes Timothy Goddard, a Christian writer with an unhealthy interest in politics living in the Puget Sound area.
Winter ended today--I felt it. Yes, I know it doesn't technically end until the 20th, but it ended today, at 9:56 am--I felt it. In the midst of a lecture about the changing nature of liberalism after World War II, I unmistakably felt winter slip right off of my shoulders like a shed skin. The weight of clouds and cold lifted off of me like the vapor that it had always been. Winter is over. Welcome, Spring.
It seems appropriate, considering all that is happening today. Welcome, Spring. Welcome, new life. The trees outside the window are still bare, violently stripped by cold and ice. They are barren, but today means that they will soon bear flowers and leaves and flourish. Today is the promise that tommorow shall not be another yesterday. There will be growth, and life, and even--dare I say it?--freedom. It starts today.