August 03-A 2022

Cape Boats at Peggy’s Cove 10/03/2008 Oil Paint Rendered — Nova Scotia
I did not live out my life in Peggy's Cove,
or in Itta Bena, Mississippi.
I'm just a glad to be a wayfaring stranger
quite at home wandering from place to place
with a camera and a notebook in hand
seeking a different take on things,
a shifting point of view,
a never-changing perspective.

If you wonder what I love to do,
I'm doing it every day.
And have been doing all my adult life.
I did not plan it,
I just fell into it.
It fit, and here I am,
with no idea of where 
I may be next,
or for how long.

"I have no say in the matter, Gibbs.
It's the (wandering life for me).

What are the things you have no say in the matter
Hold them close.
Get all the good out of them.
May they be life for your
all your life long!


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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