July 27-B, 2022

Sunflower on White Oil Paint Rendered
It is all useless, pointless, hopeless, futile and absurd,
and that's where we come in,
as Doctor Who (Steven Moffat) would say.

It is our place
to remain in place
on the Anchor Stone
of our original nature
and the innate virtues
that are ours from birth,
and say, "So what?"

"What's the use of thinking its useless?
What's the point of declaring it to be pointless?
What is hopeful about proclaiming it to be hopeless?
What is the purpose of announcing it is futile?
What could be more absurd than asserting it to be absurd?
And stopping there,
leaving out the most important part--
namely, the conclusion,
"and we are going to meet it unflinching,
look straight into it's ugly red eye,
and do what needs to be done about it,
anyway, nevertheless, even so,
in each situation as it arises,
all our life long!
Not caring what our chances are,
or what anyone thinks!
We came here to be who we are,
and to do what is ours to do,
and that is exactly 
what we are going to do,
and you are in our way!"

Our original nature 
and innate virtues
are here to express themselves,
exhibit themselves,
bring themselves forth
and make themselves known,
and it doesn't matter to them
what our circumstances are.

We are the Dandelion,
come to sprout,
and show ourselves to the world,
no matter what,
or how.

And nothing is going to stop us,
or even slow us down.


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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