This came across my newsfeed today, to the usual mix of ironic laughter and disparaging comments. I’ve seen it a number of times, and it is invariably greeted by either outrage or guffaws.
But the thing that is lost in both reactions is the fact that most men would treat a woman who was this kind to her husband as an absolute jewel to be cherished, cared for, and loved with passionate devotion. The few who would not, are jerks who would continue to be jerks no matter what the woman did.
(Of course, the sad economic reality, now, is that this sort of a situation is often simply not possible in today’s world – in which both partners must usually work outside the home in order to financially support the household – even if both parties wanted it. But that is a whole ‘nother kettle of fish………)
“By the recovery of the Past, stuff and being are added to us; our lives, which, lived in the present only, are a film or surface, take on body – are lifted into one dimension more. The soul is fed. Reverence and knowledge and security and the love of a good land – all these are increased or given by the pursuit of this kind of learning.”
— Hilaire Belloc, “The Old Road” (1904)
Source: Hilaire Belloc – “The Old Road” (1904) | Wrath of Gnon
Source: Peter Hitchens: “It’s over. Europe is doomed” – YouTube
Despite the rampant stupidity of the interviewer (and the clickbait title of this video, on YouTube – unless I missed something, I never once heard Peter Hitchens say “It’s over. Europe is doomed”) this is a very good and instructive video, which I wish more people would watch and take to heart!
One thing Hitchens did say, which I agree with 100%, is that “We have chosen the wrong future” – if, that is, by “we” is meant (as I know he did mean it) the political, social, and academic “elite.” We are not (yet, totally) stuck with our choice, however. We can re-choose. And I hope and pray we will!!!
(Peter Hitchens, by the way, is a remarkably sound-thinking man – like Sir Roger Scuton and a few others that still give me hope for Britain’s future!)
We still have six days left – let’s enjoy them!
I want to take this moment to apologize – I know The Anglophilic Anglican went through a bit of a drought, there for a while, before Christmas. Between preparations for the Christmas holiday and the exigencies of ordinary life, I was not online much, and was posting even less. I will endeavor to return to more regular posting, now that the Feast of the Nativity is through. But if I occasionally drop off for a bit, please don’t give up on me! I’m still around, and I’ll return to more regular posting when I can. Remember, this is something I do in my spare time, and frankly, there’s not a lot of that…
Many thanks for your understanding!