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Isn’t it written…

June 3, 2009

Confession of Faith

I do not believe in a
vengefull vicious God.
My God is not the
author of any suffering
or pain or hatred or
envy or fear neither
in this life nor any
other existence, and he
will not Punish us for
anything that he has
Created in us, and he is
the Creator of all. He is mine
and I am yours.

The above poem can be found in a book called The Dawn of a To-morrow. While the book was written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, she never wrote the poem. Neither did she borrow, quote or steal it. Nevertheless, these beautiful words can undeniably be read in this very book. On particular copy of it, that is. Not everything that can be read in printed books is put there by the author, and “Confessions of Faith” was written by a poet only identified as “Loving Daddy”. Probably written for just one very special reader, it has now reached a much bigger audience, thanks to the Book Inscriptions Project. This website collects personal messages written in ink (or pen or marker or crayon or grape jelly) inside books. While most of these inscriptions are personal messages and dedications, some of them tell some fascinating stories and raise intriguing questions, and some – like the one above – are works of art in their own right.

All in all this project shows in its own small way that a thing of beauty can indeed be a joy forever.


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