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February 14, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day: Did NRO Cross the Line?

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NRO goes all the way:

...a love story...destiny and love at first sight...love thwarted and enduring passion...lust and redemption...

She is gorgeous, says he: "How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Like a lily among thorns is my darling among the maidens. . ."

She was chaste -- "a garden locked up." But once they've made a commitment to one another -- "I have come into my garden, my bride. . .," he says -- then they belong only to each other.

"My beloved is mine, and I am his," she repeats several times, "I belong to my lover, and his desire is for me."

But this is no bland, bloodless romance. Their passion for one another is blush-inducing.

Following a somewhat racy passage having to do with "fruits," where the Beloved says she is "faint with love," she adds that "His left arm is under my head, and his right arm embraces me. . ."

There's more. But your spam filter might catch it. Read NRO today. And the last entry.

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Posted by Jack Yoest at February 14, 2006 01:50 PM

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