Thursday, March 7, 2019. 10:09 PM.
“An Open Door” [Reminiscent of Revelation 3:8].
Had a Momentary Dream This Afternoon as I Lay Napping.
The dream occurred just as I was waking up.
I was in my apartment.
And in the dream, there was a next-door neighbor.
Her apartment door, in the dream, was in my apartment.
If she opened her door it opened into my living room.
I had never seen her.
She had never opened that door.
Well, in my dream today, her door opened.
And a lady who was not my neighbor, walked into my living room on her way out to the hallway.
We said Hi and she went out.
She left the neighbor’s door open.
So, I was wondering about my neighbor whom I’d never met.
A few minutes later, my neighbor comes through that door between our apartments and sits down in a chair beside a little table in my living room.
She’s pretty and a few years younger than me, at 67.
I recall a scene in Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities” from my high school years:
Madame Defarge is sitting in the wine shop, which she and her husband own, in Paris.
She’s knitting and saying nothing while seeing everything.
I’m pleasantly intrigued by my neighbor’s presence in my apartment for the first time.
I’ve been living alone here for many years.
Her sudden appearance is more than like the sudden appearance of a beautiful flower in a field of green grass.
Eva Cassidy Fields of Gold lyrics
Greenfields (+lyrics) – Brothers four
Eva Cassidy – Imagine
[Thinking of Revelation 11:15 NIV: “The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: ‘The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever.'”]
[Thinking of Revelation 21:22-27 NIV: “I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. The glory and the honor of the nations will be brought into it. Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”] -Revelation 21:22-27 NIV.
I don’t want to scare her away; so, I’m quiet . . . just as she is quiet.
I walk over to the window and look out–
Just letting her be, like the song, “Let It Be.”
“. . . mother Mary comes to me speaking words of wisdom, let it be, let it be.”
Let it Be by The Beatles (Lyrics)
A thought occurs to me while gazing out the window. A cup of tea.
So, I quietly walk back into the room in view of my neighbor and say to her, “April, would you like a cup of tea?”
April: “Will you be making one for yourself, too?”
April: “OK. I’ll have a cup of tea with you, August.”
August walks into the pantry and pours water into a pan to boil.
August: “April, do you enjoy listening to music?”
August: “What music do you like to listen to?”
April: “Anything lovely and peaceful.”
So, August plays “Fields of Gold” on YouTube.
August: “Do you like that song, April?”
In the pantry, August gets the tea ready and brings the cup and saucer to April, placing it on the table beside her.
April: “Thank you, August.”
August: “Anything else?”
April: “Please sit down where I can see you, August.”
August sits down at the pantry table a few feet away, in view of April.
He picks up his cup of tea and takes a sip.
April also sips her tea.
August remembers Dr. Jones being so quiet.
And so, he is quiet. No more questions. No pressure.
The song comes to an end. And August puts down his cup and gets up to play another song.
April: “August, I’d rather not hear another song just now.”
August sits down again. And says nothing.
April: “August, I often hear the music you play while in my apartment. It’s very pleasant to hear. Sometimes, late at night as I’m waiting to fall asleep . . . it helps me relax and go to sleep. It is a blessing to me to have you as my neighbor.”
They are quiet for a minute.
August: “Yes, April?”
April: “August, sometimes while listening to your music, I imagine asking you to kiss me.”
More quietness for a minute.
August: “Yes, April?”
April: “August, would you kiss me, please?”
August puts his tea cup down again, gently, and gets up and quietly walks to April. And he bows his head and kisses her.
And April puts her tea cup down on the table beside her. And she stands up and puts her arms around August’s neck and kisses him.
April: “Thank you, August.”
August: “You’re welcome, April.”
April: “August, may I select a song on your computer?”
August: “Yes, April.”
April walks to the computer and selects:
Brothers Four – 7 Daffodils with Lyrics
And the music begins to play.
And April walks to the couch and sits down alone.
August: “Yes, April?”
April: “August, would you sit with me while the music is playing?”
August walks to the couch and sits down beside April.
Another song begins to play:
Shirley Bassey – What Now My Love (1962 Recording)
August: “Yes, April?”
April: “August . . . August, would you hold me as I cry?”
So, August turns and puts his arms around April. And holds April as she cries.
And April cries with all her heart and soul.
And August feels her shaking and trembling in his arms.
And her tears fall upon his neck. And they are warm.
And her soul and his soul mingle together.
And then she kisses him on the mouth.
And her heart and his heart mingle together as one.
And then April looks into August’s eyes.
And her mind and his mind mingle together as one mind.
And then, there is a slight rumbling vibration and sound, and they look.
And there before them is “one like the son of man.” [reminiscent of Daniel 7:13 (KJV)].
And He says to them:
“April, behold thy husband.”
“August, behold thy wife.” [Reminiscent of John 19:25-27].
“Love one another as I have loved you.” [reminiscent of John 13:34 (KJV)].
“And comfort one another as your Heavenly Father comforts you.” [reminiscent of John 11:19 (KJV); 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 . . . ; Philippians 2: 1-16; Colossians 4:1-18; 1 Thessalonians 3: 1-13; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-18; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-28; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17; Acts 9:31; Romans 15:4.
And He disappears before their eyes. [Reminiscent of Luke 24:31].
SANDY DENNY – At the end of the day
Sandy Denny | No End
Sandy Denny – Bruton Town
Fairport Convention (Sandy Denny) – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
Fairport Convention – Who Knows Where The Time Goes (with Sandy Denny)
Kate Wolf – Green Eyes
Donovan & Crystal Gayle – Catch The Wind
DONOVAN AND JOAN BAEZ – COLOURS
Kathy’s Song with Lyrics – Simon & Garfunkel
For Emily – Whenever I May Find Her ~ Simon & Garfunkel (with lyrics)
Simon & Garfunkel – April Come She Will (Lyrics)
Revelation 3:8 (KJV).
Saturday, March 9, 2019. 2:08 PM.
Sonya? Remember the first letter you wrote to me in June 1980? You were replying to my first letter to you, which I wrote the very day I read your valedictorian address in The Woonsocket Call on Saturday, June 7, 1980. Your address was titled, “So Afraid to Touch.” And along with your letter, you included something that was hand-written and maybe unsigned that was titled: “Don’t Be Fooled by Me.” I read it. Wasn’t sure if it was your writing or not. Only many years later, decades later, did I find it online to read it again and see the author’s name. Only then was I sure it wasn’t your writing. https://poetrybycharlescfinn.com/pages/please-hear-what-im-not-saying
Sonya, I want to read more of your writing. I want to read more of you. If you are unable to write to me, maybe this song will help you to find the help of the One Who can encourage and strengthen and inspire you to write to me again.
And reading this gospel tract and believing the gospel of Christ and receiving Him as your Saviour will help you overcome your fears.
Psalm 45:1-17 NIV Study Bible.
“My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.
You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace, since God has blessed you forever.
Gird your sword upon your side, O mighty one; clothe yourself with splendor and majesty.
In your majesty ride forth victoriously in behalf of truth, humility and righteousness; let your right hand display awesome deeds.
Let your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king’s enemies; let the nations fall beneath your feet.
Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.
You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.
All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; from palaces adorned with ivory the music of the strings makes you glad.
Daughters of kings are among your honored women; at your right hand is the royal bride in gold of Ophir.
Listen, O daughter, consider and give ear: Forget your people and your father’s house.
The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.
The Daughter of Tyre will come with a gift, men of wealth will seek your favor.
All glorious is the princess within her chamber; her gown is interwoven with gold.
In embroidered garments she is led to the king; her virgin companions follow her and are brought to you.
They are led in with joy and gladness; they enter the palace of the king.
Your sons will take the place of your fathers; you will make them princes throughout the land.
I will perpetuate your memory through all generations; therefore the nations will praise you for ever and ever.” -Psalm 45:1-17 NIV Study Bible.