LOVE THAT TRANSCENDS
Sir Thomas More was an Irish poet. He married, early in life, a beautiful Irish lass. Her beauty was such that no one, looking at her, could fail to take note of her flaming red hair and green eyes. Her loveliness surpassed them all. She and Sir Thomas were very happy in the early months of their marriage, experiencing the heights and probing the depths of their intimacy on every level. The time came when Sir Thomas was called away from home for a time. During his absence his lovely wife contracted the dreaded disease-smallpox, and you know what scars this disease leaves. What had once been the loveliest of faces now became an ugly desecration of that loveliness. And she was so fearful of Sir Thomas’s rejection that she resolved in her heart that he would never again see her face by the light of day. She kept herself in her room, had heavy drapes fitted for the bedroom to…
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