July 28-A, 2022

Sunrise 01 08/12/2011 Oil Paint Rendered — Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, North Carolina
We all draw the line
in places and in ways
that suit us. 

Other people would have us
draw it in different places
which would suit them.

We have to draw our own line
in places and in ways
that suit us

Opening the way for Fraser Snowden's remark,
"The only true philosophical question is
'Where do you draw the line?'"

Where we draw the line
defines us,
identifies us,
and sets us apart from one another.
It is our mark, 
our sign,
signifying who we are.

Where we draw the line
is our statement of who we are,
declaring who we are.

Where do you draw the line?


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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