July 26-A, 2022

Smoky Mountain View 06 04/13/2014 Oil Paint Rendered — Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
There is what we want to do,
and there is what needs us to do it
whether we want to or not.

How do we pare our life out
between what we want to do
and what needs to be done?

How do we decide when to do what?

I never go anywhere
without my mule
and my cow.

That would be my writing
and my camera.

What stands for you
as your mule?
Your cow?

How do you divide your time
between them 
and what needs to be done?

We have to work out our time
among the things 
that require our attention.
How well we do that
tells the tale.


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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