March, 2023

Mossy Cascade 03/29/2009 Oil Paint Rendered
The point is not
to have what we want
and live happily ever after.

What does wanting and happy know?

The point is to be who we are
within the terms and conditions,
context and circumstances,
time and place
of our lives.

To be true to ourselves
in each here/now of our living.

To work out the contradictions
and conflicts.

To do what needs to be done,
even so.

To not care what our chances are.

To follow the white rabbit.

To not know what we are doing.

To do right by ourselves,
and our responsibilities,
and our obligations
and duties.

Nothing to it
but to do it.

"Get in there and do your thing!
And let the outcomes be the outcomes!"


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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