697. Orlando on my mind

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"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. O Thou. Thou who didst call us this morning out of sleep and death. I come, we all of us come, down through the litter and the letters of the day. On broken legs. Sweet Christ, forgive and mend. Of thy finally unspeakable grace, grant to each in his own dark room valor and an unnatural virtue. Amen."

–Frederick Buechner, from An Alphabet of Grace  

         
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[Photo: another taken on a Memorial Day hike.]