September 10-A, 2022

Canyon Mist 09/29/1999 Oil Paint Rendered — The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
It is crazy to have a will
that is at cross-purposes
with the way things are.

Willing what cannot be willed,
and being pissed about it
not coming to fruition,
is crazy.

We walk amid crazy people every day.

Blaming someone else for their difficulties.
Getting drunk at night
because things are the way they are
and not the way they want/will them to be.

The world needs to square itself up
with the world.

"If it don't fit, don't force it,
just relax and let it go.
Just 'cause you want it
doesn't mean it will be so."

Rodeos, rainbows,
and a blue tick named Bob,
are as close as we are likely to get
to the world as we want it to be.
And some of us don't want that.

Nothing is wrong with any of us
that growing up some more again
won't fix.

And changing our mind
about what's important
will top everything off
with a bright cherry riding
a dollop of whipped cream.


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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