November 03-B, 2022

Sumac 01, 10/28/2019 Oil Paint Rendered –Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia
How's your balance and harmony?
Your stability and security?
Your integrity and sincerity?

The three pairs work together
to ground and center you
and send you into each day
in search of what needs to be done
in each situation as it arises
to do it
and to bring yourself forth
in so doing
to delight and amaze yourself
and discover things about yourself
you never knew you were capable of.

The day assists us in this way,
unveiling our unknown depths
and revealing our knacks and shtick
in the mundane and the marvelous
to show us who we are
and remind us again
that we have nothing to worry about,
and are well-equipped to handle
whatever comes up
in the spirit of Odysseus and Sisyphus,
handling boulders and Cyclops'
with equal ease and aplomb,
day in and day out


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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