November 05-A, 2022

Lows Lake Panorama 09/29/2014 Oil Paint Rendered — Adirondack Park, Tupper Lake, New York
Finding things to do
that we enjoy doing
is a high priority item
in each stage of life.

Reading, writing and photography
have comforted/focused me
through several stages
over 60 years,
and they remain 
my grounding/centering activities

I coalesce around them,
express myself through them,
take refuge in them,
and find in them my deep joy
and eternal habitation.

They are where I belong
and where I enjoy most being.

I hope something like them for you.
But, the things we belong to
are like the wand 
that chooses the wizard.

We don't think them up
so much as realize what they are.
We don't intend them,
or wish them into being,
there they are,
in a "Why certainly, of course,"
kind of way.

Words of Carl Jung come to mind here:
"We are who we have always been,
and who we will be."

And our "things" are our things
for always.

Good luck with realizing yours! 


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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