September 29-B, 2022

Kisatchie Pines 08/13/2008 Oil Paint Rendered — Kisatchie Forest, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana
The way we see things
impacts everything.

You would think that we would
go to the trouble
of trying to see things
as they are.

But, when you consider
how far out of the way
we would have to be
in order to do that,
it begins to make sense
that we wouldn't go anywhere near
that kind of trouble
with much of anything we look at,
much less, everything.

To see things the way they are.
and to evaluate them properly,
in light of all things to be considered,
is completely out of the question.

We don't see ourselves that way.
The neighbor's dog barking
its fool head off 
at 2:33 AM--
And the neighbor along with it--
don't stand a chance.


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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