December, 2022

Path to the Big House 02/22/2005 Oil Paint Rendered — Moses H. Cone Manor, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Deep space probes receive speed boosts by passing
near-by planets/moons 
at just the right distance
in just the right way.

Human beings experience the same boost
sending us on our way
in relationships with certain people, but.
The "Just the right distance
in just the right way" principle applies
and is a tricky one to master.
There is no mastering it.
It comes down to being lucky,
just like everything else,
everywhere else.

A relationship can result in crashing and burning,
or in being captured by the planet/moon's gravity
and being stuck forever
far from the path.

Speed boosts don't come guaranteed.
Neither does anything else.
We give it our best,
and see what happens.

The ultimate goal,
whether for deep space probes
or individual human beings,
is to find our life and live it,
with ease of functioning
and all systems optimally working.

Anything that assist that is a boost.
Anything that prohibits/inhibits that is a scrapped journey.

Keeping that in mind,
we mind all sensors
and proceed with care
along the way.


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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