October 23-B, 2022

Flat Branch Greenway 10/21/22 Oil Paint Rendered — Woods Rose, Charlotte, North Carolina
We are not free to choose our choices.
And our choices are limited by time and place,
age and circumstance.

Our freedom is restricted by 10,000 things.
What we want is negated by what we want,
and we have to choose between 
mutually exclusive desires.

To be free is to be in denial 
about something
that changes with the tides,
and is as constant as the sea.

Letting that be
is to be free of the burden
of having to be free.

And that is as free as it gets.


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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