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Tom was an ordinary person although he felt special, and he became industrious and was able to make a living for himself.
Being unsatisfied with his inner feelings he found the path to righteousness which led him to salvation and established him on a solid foundation. At this point his life was changed and he viewed life from a different stand point. Life wasn’t much easier but it had taken on true meaning and the struggling was now with purpose.
Tom viewed himself as a pilgrim, a traveler on the way to the holy place. This concept allowed him see himself as one who was just marking time here but without a sense of permanence as the song says; this world is not my home I’m just passing through, my treasures are laid up far beyond the blue.
This idea did not prohibit him from doing his best to be successful in the interim for there was also the occupying “until then.”
While many of the young ladies appealed to him there wasn’t much response from them and this puzzled him. One day this fine example of womanhood seemed to be interested in him. He scarcely knew how to act for this was a new experience which took some getting used to. As time went by he began to experience an attack of passion that grew until he proposed marriage to what he hoped would be his intended.
Tom managed to get through the ceremony and the well wishing and it was over. He survived and the bride arrived unopened which was soon changed.