Well here I am back again. It’s been what? A year? That’s quite a while, but hereditary cataracts had stolen all but the foggiest dim parts of my eyesight and it took awhile to raise the money for lens replacements. But somehow I did, and if there ever was a miracle of technology and medicine, this is one. For less than the price of a used car I am suddenly seeing with the eyes of a 17-year old.
So I’m a little rusty. It’s going to take a bit to get back into the fray, but here are a couple of things I jotted down as the lights were going dim. Enjoy!
Heart and Head
My heart is full of good intentions but has proven to be impractical and lacking in attention span. My head, though practical and reliable, is dull and lacks imagination. Each has its own internal realm, but where matters involve the real world I try to never let either out alone.
A gift is something that was mine and now is yours. The best gifts are the ones that when you pick it up or use it or look at it, something of the way it was mine mixes with the way you've made it yours and it becomes a vessel containing the essence of our relationship as it was at the moment the gift was given.
Show me how to make a 20 dollar bill do that.
Why We Have Knees
God gave us free will so we can choose which way to go. He knew in doing so he was giving us many futures, most of which would never happen. So he gave us knees. Knees are life's shock absorbers. They allow us to keep our head level when the roads get rough. Keep your knees flexed. You'll be fine.
What pleases God? Giraffes please God. So do platypuses. The fact that daisies smell like dogshit pleases God. What probably displeases Him is that even after giving us self-esteem, free will and extra large cereberal cortexes we still don't get his jokes.