I am cast upon a horrible desolate But I am alive, and not drowned,
island, void of all hope of recovery. as all my ship's company was.
I am singled out and separated, But I am singled out, too from all
as it were, from all the world to be the ship's crew to be spared from
miserable. death: and He that miraculously saved
me from death can deliver me from
I am divided from mankind, a But I am not starved and perishing on
solitaire, one banished from human a barren place, affording no sustenance.
I have no clothes to cover me. But I am in a hot climate, where if I
had clothes I could hardly wear
I am without defense or But I am cast on an island, where I
means to resist any violence of see no wild beasts to hurt me, as I
man or beast. saw on the coast of Africa. And what
if I had been shipwrecked there?
I have no soul to speak to, or But God wonderfully sent the ship in
relieve me. near enough to the shore that I have
gotten out so many necessary things
as will either supply my wants, or
enable me to supply myself even
as long as I live.
A wee explanation: this website was created as a way to amplify the daily surprise of seeing glory in one small life. The notebook entries represented here are all selected from things actually lived and noted on paper in an effort to live the full life British educator Charlotte Mason so ably championed.