May, 2022

Almost There 05/24/2008 Oil Paint Rendered — Crabtree Falls, Blue Ridge Parkway, Little Switzerland, North Carolina
Curiosity is a super power.
Asking all the questions that beg to be asked,
saying all the things that cry out to be said,
getting to the bottom of things
that have no bottom,
following hunches,
looking for clues,
sniffing out possibilities,
seeing answers
as the source of better questions,
leads us to the radiance and joy
of the ineffable,
the numinous,
the mystery at the heart of life and being.

Curiosity is the Philosopher's Stone,
turning base metal into precious gold--
metaphorically speaking--
and leading us down paths
we did not know were paths,
through doors we did not know were there,
into strange places
and far-off lands
that you wouldn't want to miss for the world--
because it is better than any world ever.

Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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