“A Lovely Seed for Eileen’s Autobiography”

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021. 12:42 AM.

A Lovely Seed for Eileen’s Autobiography

My Love to You, Eileen

Eileen of Green Glen

I was searching for a beautiful-sounding title like: “Ann of Green Gables”

Eileen, weren’t there gables on the white house at 116 Glen Road?

The White House of Gables

How Many Gables?

I tried to count the number of gables once; but, wouldn’t walk into the backyard without permission.

Hand-in-Hand with You: We Walk Together as One

                Dearest Eileen, would you kindly write your autobiography so that I may enjoy reading your life story? ‘Tw’ d be such a lovely experience to read your own words on such a lovely subject. While thinking this morning along that line, some sweet thoughts of you occurred to me – wonderful thoughts. I hope and pray you will forgive me for mentioning my wonderful thoughts of you. Perhaps, if you will so kindly understand that I’m only confiding them to you as sweetly as a young boy confessing his heart to his very first girlfriend. And, maybe, regarding your autobiography, these thoughts might, perhaps, be a starting point for you to begin that literary endeavor – and also serve as your apologetic introductory sentence — explaining why you have begun to write about yourself; because someone who loves you has asked you to tell him the story of your life.  I was wondering what your bedroom looked like when you lived on Glen Road several decades ago: the windows, the curtains, the view, the flooring, the bed, the bedspread; the lighting; the furniture: your desk, the closet, the door, the doorknob; the pictures on your bedroom walls; the bookcase; your favorite chair; your radio; your typewriter; your favorite book.

The Wonder Of You – Ray Peterson

The Wonder Of You – Ray Peterson – YouTube

Gladys Knight The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me Lyrics

Gladys Knight The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me Lyrics – YouTube

                Eileen, remember when we would go to the Bon View night club in Narragansett, Rhode Island sometimes, during “the summer of ‘74” – even during the daytime hours we’d go there. And, I noticed that it seemed like every time we went there and sat at the bar, the bartender would play this song: Sundown, by Gordon Lightfoot. At first, it seemed innocent enough; since that song was popular at that time — it was released in March of 1974. But, after it happened like that so many times, I began to wonder why; I began to imagine that you had asked the bartender: “Every time I come in here with my friend, would you play the song, “Sundown” for us, please?”

Sundown – Gordon Lightfoot – w/lyrics

Sundown – Gordon Lightfoot – w/lyrics – YouTube

                And, Eileen, when I awoke this morning at about 7:30, you came to mind right away. And you spoke to my heart in loving words. I cannot remember them now. And I saw you, too, in my imagination I guess it was – or in my heart – yes, in my heart, Eileen, that’s where you are in me. I don’t merely imagine you, Eileen – I love you, Eileen. You told me that you love me. And I told you that I love you, “in our Lord Jesus’ name, Amen.” We confided to each other.

The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond – Ella Roberts

The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond – Ella Roberts – YouTube

The idea for “Eileen of Green Glen” may have been inspired by the scene at the end of the music video “The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond – Ella Roberts” where the young man comes to the sitting elderly lady and she becomes young again – and she takes his hand and stands up; and they begin walking through a green glen, a meadow. There’s a Meadow Road near Glen Road, isn’t there, Eileen? You and I should walk there, Eileen – hand in hand, Eileen. We’d fall in love doing that – you and me, Eileen. And I wonder if the beautiful young lady in the music video about Loch Lomond is a mesmerizing lovely witch – not a bad witch; just someone who has such deep and mysterious and spiritual influence that it is beyond human understanding.  And I wonder if Eileen and me and “the summer of ‘74” have similarities with “The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond.” Is something bewitching going on here between Eileen and me? Or, is this what is meant by falling in love? Someone may say: “Well, if you think you’re being bewitched, then just stop writing to her.” To which, I would reply: “I Can’t Stop Falling in Love. I like it.”

Elvis Presley, I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You Lyrics

Elvis Presley, I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You Lyrics – YouTube

Nat King Cole – When I Fall In Love (with lyrics)

Nat King Cole – When I Fall In Love (with lyrics) – YouTube

Question: “Is Eileen writing back to you?”

Answer: “No.”

Question: “Then why do you keep writing and texting her?”

Answer: “This is what happened. About a year ago, I wrote and sent a long letter to Eileen. Several weeks later, Eileen called me on Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 at 10:42 AM. I wasn’t home. She called right back and left a friendly message for me. A few hours later, about 1:00 PM, I called her back. She answered the phone and we had a friendly conversation for about 20 to 27 minutes. She told me during our conversation that she was expecting a call from a friend named Meghan. Several minutes later, she said that a call was coming in; so, we ended our conversation quickly but amicably. About 3 hours later, I got a text message from Eileen telling me that it was nice to have talked with me; and that I was welcome to call her again once in a while if I felt like talking. I texted back to her that I had been thinking of her constantly since our phone call. I told her “I love you” and called her lady Eileen. She texted back to me that I shouldn’t be thinking of her like that. She mentioned words like obsessive and demons and heresies – referring to me. She told me to push her out of my mind and forget about her. I texted back that the Lord didn’t want me to ever push a lady. I haven’t gotten another phone call or text message from her since that day, May 27th 2020 – almost 9 months ago. Many years ago, in the late 1980s, Eileen and I went to a D’Angelo’s Sandwich Shop in the South Bellingham Plaza. We had sandwiches and conversation. During the conversation, she asked me if I loved her. I said, “I don’t know.” Later, I asked her what CCD stood for. [Eileen had taught CCD – Confraternity of Christian Doctrine.] She replied, “I don’t know.” I had paid for the sandwiches. Then she offered to buy us ice cream sundaes; so we also had that. Then we walked out of the restaurant together and peacefully and to our cars. As Eileen was walking away from me toward her car, she said “Give me a call.” A few days later, I was thinking of her and her question: “Do you love me?” I thought: “I should call her; so, I called her and said, “I love you.” She replied, “What am I supposed to do with that?” I replied a little irked, “I don’t know. I’m not planning any strategy over here.” Then she began speaking in a scolding way to me for several minutes. I said, “Eileen, the last thing you said to me a few days ago as you were walking away was, “Give me a call.” She answered, “Not like that.” She had spoken to me like that on a few other occasions: the first time was in 1974 at the beach as we were laying on a beach blanket; the other time was during a phone conversation. So, when this happened again in May 2020, I began wondering afterwards about that story by Robert Louis Stevenson: “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”

Question: “Well, if that’s what you think about her, why do you keep writing to her?”

Answer: “I am in love with her. And I’m no better than she is. I love her just the way she is.”

Question: “So, what’s the problem?”

Answer: “I don’t hear from her often enough.”

Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart (Video)

Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart (Video) – YouTube

Bonnie Tyler – Holding Out For A Hero (Official HD Video)

Bonnie Tyler – Holding Out For A Hero (Official HD Video) – YouTube

Jesus at the Center by DARLENE ZSCHECH

Jesus at the Center by DARLENE ZSCHECH – YouTube

Question: “So, what is your point?”

Answer: “I don’t know anything for certain; but, I just have the notion that, maybe, because I believe in the Lord Jesus my Savior, that Eileen won’t have a thing to do with me.”

Question: “Why?”

Answer: “Well, I don’t know; but, maybe, she feels that, because I have a Savior – the Lord my God – that she won’t be able to possess me and own me and control me. And she may not be interested in being in submission to the Lord our Savior. Maybe – I don’t know – she wants to be totally free – even free from God Almighty – so she can do whatever she wants – even whatever she wants to do with someone who loves her – like possession and manipulation and psychological control and destroy him.”

Question: “Why would she want to destroy anyone?”

Answer: “I don’t know; maybe everyone who does not believe in Christ Jesus and the gospel automatically defaults to being under the influence of “the god of this age” that Jesus says is the devil; and that the devil is the father of lies and a murderer from the beginning – Jesus said in John 8.   

Question: “Well, if that’s what you believe, why do you keep writing to her?”

Answer: “I love her. And, maybe, God wants to reach her with the gospel. It is written that it is not God’s will that any should perish; but, that all should come to repentance and to a knowledge of the truth. Jesus Christ is the way, the life and the truth.”

Vinesong – Holy Spirit Move Me Now (Lyric Video)

Vinesong – Holy Spirit Move Me Now (Lyric Video) – YouTube

“Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” -2 Corinthians 4:1-6. ESV Study Bible.

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