Friday, August 27, 2010

Things I've Found In Books: The Tradition continues

Just now, between pages 94 and 95 of the Seattle Public Library's copy of How I Got To Be Whoever It Is I Am, by Charles Grodin...:

It's apparently a prayer card such as is given out at a funeral. There's a photograph on the front of a sculupture I don't know enough to recognize, but it's of a man collapsed in the arms of an angelic-looking woman. Against a blue-sky backdrop.

On the back, it says "In Loving Memory of..." and I won't give the name, but curiously it's the same as a science fiction writer/editor (not the same person, tho) and quotes the 23rd Psalm:

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for though art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

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