October 28-B, 2022

Moraine Lake 09/23/2009 Oil Paint Rendered — Banff National Park, Alberta
The sun rises in the east
and sets in the west
with no objections 
regarding the sameness 
of its ritual.

The tides and the seasons 
come and go
as though for the first time
every time.

We whine about the same-old-same-old,
and thirst for the novelty
of the latest thing.

Spare me of us!

I am so tired of the ever-recurring whine
for something new,
something different,
something more!

Life is new every day!

Nothing has ever been done
in THIS day!
In THIS way on THIS day!

The Sisyphean task 
is to give it our best,
as though for the first time,
no matter how many times it has been,
or will be.
And make it a better best
than any best ever!


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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