September 09-C, 2022

Footbridge 08/28/2012 Oil Paint Rendered — Peaks of Otter, Blue Ridge Parkway, Bedford, Virginia

These are words
for more than words can say.

Heinrich Zimmer said,
"The best things cannot be said,
the second-best things are misunderstood
(Because they are attempts to explain/say
what cannot be said),
and the third-best things
are what we are left to talk about
(News, weather, sports, commentary/opinion, gossip)."

Our solemn duty 
is to place ourselves in the presence/company
of the terms at the top of the page,
and have the experience
of "that which cannot be told"
in a regular and recurring way.


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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