Tuesday Evening, June 2nd, 2020. 10:25 PM.
In 1974 we were in dialogue you and me
Something about the house at 116 Glade Road
And it had me wondering where you lived before Glade Road
You said Smithfield [or North Smithfield].
So, because I love you, April,
And because — as the song says —
“To Know, Know, Know You
Is to Love, Love, Love You”
I was wondering where you lived in Smithfield
And how old you were when you moved to Woonsocket
And were you happy about the move?
And where did you go to school before St. Charles?
And what was it like living in Smithfield?
About Writing, April:
Ralph Waldo Emerson was Henry David Thoreau’s older friend
And Thoreau, in his writing, was telling how he became a writer
And he said that someone [Emerson, I think]
Asked him once, “Why don’t you write?”
And, I guess, that was how Thoreau began writing.
Why don’t you write?
Maybe you could start by writing to someone who would love to read your writing,
To someone who loves you.
June 2nd, 2020
Maybe your writing would become an autobiography called:
To Someone Who Loves Me
Here Are the Chapters of My Life, by April Light Shower
And the first words might be:
Since you love me and want to know all about me, I will tell you, my Love . . .
I will speak to your open heart that yearns to know me
And fill you with the best of me, my darling one.
However, I must warn you, August:
If you truly love me
You must be willing and able to see all of me
My days and my nights
My light and my darkness
My strength and my weakness
My joy and my sorrow
My anger and my peace
My joy and my wrath
My beauty and my plainness
My love and my hate
My attractions and my distractions
You must be a man to love this woman, August
You must be strong to love Me
You must be of good courage
You must be understanding of what is beyond understanding.
You must be able to endure the nearly unendurable.
And if we can do all this, we will be included in the Lamb’s Book of Life
Of those who love Me with an undying love
See Matthew 11:25-30. NIV Study Bible.
And enjoy Eternal Life with Me
See Revelation 21:22-27 [and all of the gospel of Christ and all of The New Testament].
Your Lady Love of the Lord our God.
April: “Are you ready, August?”
August: “Yes, April. And are you ready to believe the gospel of Christ; and put your whole faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His Heavenly Father and their Holy Spirit, according to The Holy Scriptures?”
April: “August, I will need to learn more about the Scriptures, to study them, and to grow up in this faith of Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, and our Lord and Savior. I still need to be born again as Jesus declared to Nicodemus in the gospel: John 3. NIV Study Bible, and ESV Study Bible.”
GOD’S WAY OF SALVATION (JOHN 3:16)
Chapter One: Dearest August
To Know Him Is to Love Him (Remastered Version)