Saturday, September 03, 2005

An interesting story

An interesting story about the Eddystone lighthouse (the mythological basis of our community).

“"What are some of the lessons nature teaches us?  One is the lesson of humility and, with it, a recognition that we are dependent on a Power beyond ourselves. James Buckingham tells the story of the Eddystone Lighthouse in Plymouth, England.  When first constructed, it bore the inscription:

   Blow O Winds, Rise O Ocean
   Break Forth Ye Elements, and Try My Work.

A few years later it was destroyed in a storm.  Then an architect named John Smeaton rebuilt it and placed an inscription at its base from the Book of Proverbs:

   Except the Lord Build the House,
   They Labor in Vain.

That was more than a century ago.  The lighthouse is still standing."”

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