Email Reflection from February 21st, 2015 @ Age 33
SCENE: King James’ HOLY **Biblioteca** of Precious Moments ;0)
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
[G]mail/SUBJECT: Senator Coley & Senator Burke
So, I’m working on cultivating my inner-Republican. She’s very timid right now and in fact, I didn’t even know she was in there until, I fell in love with the two of you. So, essentially, it’s all your fault ;o)
Seriously, though, I really am trying to figure out how in the world to understand the Republican ideology. It’s an inherent weakness of mine, I will admit. However, I really do want to learn and improve; with all of my heart, I promise you it is true.
So, there’s that..
And then, in conjunction —> my newest goal is to learn how to love every single Republican in Ohio’s General Assembly and America’s Congress. So I have my work cut out, but I was thinking, with two such sensationally exceptional mentors such as yourselves, there really just isn’t anything I can’t accomplish ;o)
So.., that’s a thought.
And then lastly here, the one obligatory note:
I really am getting antsy about the abortion bullies swarming around out there, and also, I’m on Medicaid right now and just wanted to let you guys know —> it’s so not as super glamorous as you might’ve thought.
Truly—> and I just wanna tell you all, about it ;o)
So, if there’s any way I could squeeze into your super-tight schedules at some point to come in and say hi personally ;o)
You know it would mean everything.
And in closing, I am leaving on March 4th for the month, but then I will be back —> so if you can’t fit me in prior I certainly understand, and would be happy to work on my virtuous development of patience with the time in between..,
Ohh and Senator Coley, I’m glad you’re feeling better. I talked to both Logan and Drew about the pneumonia and you positively had me scared half to death.
Marissa Kristina Varcho
Marissa K. Varcho
Attorney at Law
4799 Seven Lakes Place
Powell, Ohio 43065
“Whatever is done from love always occurs beyond good and evil.” — NIETZSCHE
FIGHT the “team,” a’CROSS the field,
**Show** THEM, that Hoo-ver’s here;
SET the **earth** re-ver-ber-a-ting,
WITH our **mighty** cheer,
RAH **rah** RAH;
HIT them **hard** and, SEE **how** they fall,
NEVER let that “team” get, the BALL;
HAIL, HAIL, the **gang’s** all here,
For the **glory,** of Hoover HIGH!!
Whereas my father once told stories of historic battles and heroic Xhosa warriors, my mother would enchant us with Xhosa legend and fables that had come down from numberless generations. These tales stimulated my childish imagination, and usually contained some moral lesson. I recall one story my mother told us about a traveler who was approached by an old woman with terrible cataracts on her eyes. The woman asked the traveler for help, and the man averted his eyes. Then another man came along and was approached by the old woman. She asked him to clean her eyes, and even though he found the task unpleasant, he did as she asked. Then, miraculously, the scales fell from the old woman’s eyes and she became young and beautiful. The man married her and became wealthy and prosperous. It is a simple tale, but its message is an enduring one: virtue and generosity will be rewarded in ways that one cannot know.
There are few, I believe, who have not observed in themselves or others, that what in one way of proposing was very obscure, another way of expressing it has made very clear and intelligible; though afterwards the mind found little more difference in the phrases, and wondered why one failed to be understood more than the other. But everything does not hit alike upon every man’s imagination. We have our understandings no less different than our palates; and he that thinks the same truth shall be equally relished by everyone in the same dress, may as well hope to feast everyone with the same sort of cookery: the meat may be the same, and the nourishment good, yet everyone not be able to receive it with that seasoning; and it must be dressed another way, if you will have it go down with some, even of strong constitutions.
AN ESSAY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING
Written Reflection from May 18th, 2015 @ Age 33
WRITTEN TESTIMONY/regarding—Ohio House Bill 135.
To whom it may concern, my name is Marissa Kristina Varcho, I am 33-years old, an attorney licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Ohio, and a mental-health legislative-advocate to both the General Assembly for the State of Ohio, and the Congress for the United States of America. I am writing today to make the brief point in regard to Ohio House Bill 135—in conjunction with the introductory remarks I previously submitted to the Chairman of this Committee on May 5th, 2015 in accordance with the sponsor testimony hearing—that much like human beings, ideas are often a great mixture of both good and bad, light and darkness.
Sometimes, an idea that begins with good intent can, through the process of destructive psycho-sociological deliberation, become watered down by ill-natured notions. I believe this to be the case with Ohio House Bill 135. However, when this happens, in an effort to preserve my own peace of mind, I find it helpful to remember that anything that began with a grain of truth can still somehow, be salvaged. For what is true, will always be true, and will always therefore be capable of redemption after passing through the purification and refinery processes.
As such, in specific regard to H.B.135, I would like to note that I do support the notion that we may utilize the force of ethical leadership by means of our own example (A.K.A. constructive peer-pressure) in order to enforce ethical principles. In doing so, I would like to further note, that all force used will be upon ourselves, and not others—and in leading as such, we will realize the power of love, in causing sociological change by heart, rather than by violence.
In all other senses, I believe we can significantly improve upon the language offered to-date in Ohio House Bill 135, and I look forward to providing any assistance to you that I may offer, whilst I work simultaneously to solve American’s abortion equation. I will not be at liberty to attend the May 19th, 2015 Community and Family Advancement Committee hearing tomorrow, but I would be happy to answer any questions that this testimony may generate, by phone or email. In the meantime, I’ll look forward to the next S.B.135 hearing, wherein I will offer my opponent testimony perspective.
Marissa K. Varcho
Attorney at Law
The Ohio House of Representatives
Community & Family Advancement Committee
May 18th, 2015
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we cannot hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
November 19th, 1863
Though she be but little, she is fierce!
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM