September 04-A, 2022

Magnolia Plantation Bridges 02,04/27/2013 Oil Paint Rendered — Charleston, South Carolina
Images have the ability to stop us
and hold our attention for a moment,
or longer,
depending on,

What stops us?
What holds our attention?

What stops you?
What holds your attention?

Pay attention to what commands your attention--
to what catches your eye.

What evokes your wonder?
What charms you?
Speaks to you?
Calls your name?

Move closer to what moves you.
Examine it.
Inspect it.
Study it.
Listen to it.

Name the thing you find enchanting.
Enchanted by... What?
Is it the same thing that enchanted you
the last time you were so moved?

Is there a theme at work here?
An interest?
A hunger?
A yearning to be explored over time?

Accept the invitation.
See where it leads.


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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