Today’s word was Fidelity.
I, having loved ever since I was a child a few things, never having wavered
In these affections; never through shyness in the houses of the rich or in the presence of clergymen having denied these loves;
Never when worked upon by cynics like chiropractors having grunted or clicked a vertebra to the discredit of these loves;
Never when anxious to land a job having diminished them by a conniving smile; or when befuddled by drink
Jeered at them through heartache or lazily fondled the fingers of their alert enemies; declare
that I shall love you always.
No matter what party is in power
No matter what temporarily expedient combination of allied interests wins the war;
Shall love you always.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Cindy used a sweet story from one of my favorite books ever- Fidelity by Wendell Berry- as a part of her sermon which she entitled A Long Obedience in the Same Direction. Fidelity.