By Common Consent has a new look, and not really much else.

The new "grassy meadows" theme is a perfect symbol for the new BCC. It draws deeply on literary archetypes that I love. For me, it evokes one spring time woodland in particular, summed up in the singular phrase: "But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also."

My personal approach to the new BCC is represented beautifully by Walt Whitman's poem:

Leaves of Grass

And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.

I loafe and invite my soul,
I lean and loafe at my ease....observing a spear of summer grass.

Houses and rooms are full of perfumes....the shelves are crowded with perfumes,
I breathe the fragrance myself, and know it and like it,
The distillation would intoxicate me also, but I shall not let it.

The atmosphere is not a perfume....it has no taste of the distillation....it is odorless,
It is for my mouth forever....I am in love with it,
I will go to the bank by the wood and become undisguised and naked,
I am mad for it to be in contact with me.

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Eric Russell said... @ March 22, 2006 at 8:37 AM

I was thinking "Springtime for Hitler", but that works.

a random John said... @ March 22, 2006 at 8:53 AM

This show a blatant disregard of our fellow saints in the southern hemisphere. Seasonal themes such as these just reflect the dominance of Utah culture over the international church. So sad...

annegb said... @ March 22, 2006 at 11:11 AM

My favorite line in that poem goes sort of like: "death is different from what people suppose...and luckier."

Anonymous said... @ March 22, 2006 at 4:08 PM

Those are certainly some manly looking men.

Perhaps a better choice of Whitman's poetry would have been As I Lay with My Head in Your Lap, Camerado.

Snarkimus Prime said... @ March 22, 2006 at 8:01 PM

Shutting down all comments because DKL & SKL are just acting like a couple of trolls, cross posting deleted crap into unrelated threads. Thanks, Mr. & Mrs. Troll for showing us all what you two are really made out of. Will reopen in the morning.

annegb said... @ March 24, 2006 at 2:04 PM

I can't find the post where I called you guys a bad name. I don't even know who you are, you could be my friend.

This is not my business, my problem, my job, or my responsibility, plus I don't use my real name either, so who am I to talk? I'm a hypocrite.

I apologize, but I don't like fighting among people I consider friends. I wish we would love each other.

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