Brink of eternity
Eternity has three aspects. It has the fear of the unknown when people feel they are not prepared to enter the next world. It has the hope of the unknown if people cannot bear the tribulations of life anymore. Lastly, it has the release of the unknown when people are well prepared to meet their physical death and go to the next world. Eternity is just a prayer away. In desperate hope the narrator went and searched for the spiritual door of eternity in all the corners of his room but he could not find her. His house is small and what once has gone from it can never be regained. But infinite; limitless in space, extent, or size: very great in amount or degree; is the mansion of eternity; a large, impressive house; where God-the Supreme Ultimate dwells eternally and seeking her, he have to come to the spiritual door of heaven through prayer. He stands under the golden canopy; a cloth covering over a throne, bed, etc: a roof-like projection or shelter: the expanding, umbrella-like part of a parachute; of thine evening sky and he lifted his eager eyes to the face of God. Eternity has no boundary and no limits; with no beginning and no end. He has come to the brink of eternity from which nothing can vanish---no hope, no happiness, and no vision of a face seen through tears. It is the ultimate crossroads between life and death. Eternity and eternal rest are always the mortals’ ultimate desire. His only prayer was to dip his emptied life into that ocean, plunge it into the deepest fullness. Let him for once feel that lost sweet touch in the allness of the universe and be one with it. He will learn to look at the world and at life from heaven’s eyes.
It seems certain that the changed friend was Coleridge. Wordsworth saw him for the first time in almost three years late in October 1806, and then for several months in the winter when Coleridge visited the Wordsworths during their stay at Coleorton, Sir George Beaumont's house in...
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