Virginia Barton

20 July 2018: A Teaser

20 July 2018



We can easily forgive a child
who is afraid of the dark;
the real tragedy of life
is when we are afraid of the light.


Guess who said that?

No, it wasn’t St Paul, though I seem to remember he said something very similar. Neither was it GK – or the inimitable Oscar.


It was Plato.





  • Harry P says on: July 20, 2018 at 12:19 am


    Plato was on to something…

    Here’s a favorite St Paul, to the Ephesians:

    “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth.

    “Try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the fruitless works of darkness; rather expose them, for it is shameful even to mention the things done by them in secret; but everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for everything that becomes visible is light.

    “Therefore, it says: ‘Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.'” (5:8-14)

    • Ginny says on: July 20, 2018 at 1:24 pm


      Might St Paul have read Plato, Harry? Ginny

  • Coal-Filled Wellies says on: July 20, 2018 at 6:51 am


    If I say: “Let the darkness hide me
    and the light around me be night,”
    even darkness is not dark for you
    and the night is as clear as the day.

    Psalm 139: 11-12

    • Ginny says on: July 20, 2018 at 3:26 pm


      We are in serious teaserland now, Wellies. I don’t remember ever having read that psalm, and it will take me a while to unravel. Gin

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