Saturday, December 26, 2009

Ave Maria: A Mormon Perspective

Blood, Water, and Spirit - John C. (By Common Consent)


R. Gary said...

Re: "in the 17th and 18th centuries in the US between 1 and 1.5 percent of all births ended in the death of the mother."

In the "Bluebird" Maeterlinck pictures unborn children summoned to earth life. As one group approaches the earth, the voices of the children earthward tending are heard in the distance to cry: "The earth! the earth! I can see it; how beautiful it is." Then following these cries of ecstasy, there issued from out of the depth of the abyss a sweet song of gentleness and expectancy, in reference to which the author says: "It is the song of the mothers coming out to meet them."

David O. McKay, as quoted by Harold B. Lee, once quoted the above passages from Maeterlinck and said they are not all fantasy or imagination.

Papa D said...

Thank you for that quote, R. Gary. It is lovely.