August 20-B, 2022

Pond Scum 01 09/22/2011 Oil Paint Rendered — The Bog Garden, Greensboro, North Carolina
We are all looking
for where we belong,
for what we belong to.

For where we fit in,
for what fits us.

For what we do well/best,
for what we have no business doing
at all.

For what our shtick is,
and what it isn't.

For the good places to be,
and the good places to be not.

For the people who are right for us,
and for those better given a wide berth.

For what it is all about,
and for what it is not at all about.

And, through all of this
and the rest of it,
we have to trust ourselves to know
what we are seeing when we look at it.

And it takes a lot of looking
to be able to see.


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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