May 14-B, 2023

Sunwapta River 01 09/21/2006 Oil Paint Rendered — Jasper National Park, Canadian Rockies, Alberta
We live looking for diversion/distraction/entertainment--
anything to pass the time
with nothing worth our time to do.

The same old same old gets boring fast.
There is nothing in any of it
that interests us,
enthuses us,
captures our attention
and our presence
so that we lose track of time
and can't believe it is next month already,
shocked at how time flies
when you are intent on what you're doing.

How long has it been?
Intent on what we are doing?

When did we lose interest?

What would it take to ignite it again?

What piques our creativity,
enthusiasm for life/living/being alive?

What keeps us in place,
not caring, not looking, not wondering?

What makes anything beyond
the same old same old 
too much trouble?

Internet searches are no trouble at all.
Ferret out the similarities and differences
between Gnosticism and Alchemy,
and what the Holy Catholic Church
and heresy trials/persecution 
had to do with the demise of both--
and see where that leads.

The idea here is to just start walking/looking.
The Alchemists had a saying:
"One book opens another."

One door does the same thing.
Open a door, anywhere, to see what is there,
and, more importantly, to see what other doors
that door opens.

Live in the service of your interest
in being alive,
and let it take you where it will.


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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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