Sunday, June 04, 2006

It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets a Prilosec In The Eye

Today Sam and I went for a long long walk. We took a movie back to Blockbuster in EastTown and on the way we saw Angry Baker Man - who of course, did not say HI.
We said Hi anyway.
We also saw a 2 of Spades laying on the cobblestones of Wealthy Street. I would have loved to take a picture but did not have a camera. We saw lots of pretty flowers and told a few people how great their yards looked. On the way home we stopped at the store and got Huggies and Blackberry Jam. Thank goodness for the great cargo bin underneath the stroller!

And I read something today I thought I'd share with you. Maybe you'd like to put this in your pipe* and smoke on it a while... "All Spiritual guides and mystics have made it clear: it is not God who does not speak, it is we who do not listen. It is said in the Qur'an that he is closer to man than his own jugular vein, but this proximity has something blinding: it requires from us that we close our eyes and open our heart. Our souls would rather fly away into seemingly transcendent lands of dreams than acknowledge the divine proximity that speaks to us in everything, including the humblest of realities. It would rather speak about what it thinks it comprehends than be silent in what comprehends it." - Patrick Laude, "A Blinding Proximity," Parabola Summer 2006: 9.

*This is a figure of speech. Do not try this at home. I say this because I don't want anyone to print this out and actually smoke it and then get mad at me when it does nothing for them. (Though, if any of you do try this at home, do tell me how it goes.)


  • Well I would agree with that statement, and had a recent conversation with a friend on the reasons why we seem so bent on distancing ourselves from God. Whose breath resides within each of us. There is a convoluted series of events that have taken place, our own dys-evolution that has taken us from our dwelling with God, to that distance. Starting from the early church and then just generally running down hill from there. The main thing that stands between ourselves and God, is us.

    By Blogger Ayekah, at 6/05/2006 12:12 AM  

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    By Blogger annie, at 6/05/2006 12:32 AM  

  • Funny, today I was thinking of that verse in Colossians where it says that Jesus is the image of the invisible God, and I was counting off the many other people and places and things that are also images of the invisible God.

    By Blogger annie, at 6/05/2006 12:33 AM  

  • BTW, that was me who deleted her comment...I had a typo that I did not like...

    By Blogger annie, at 6/05/2006 12:33 AM  

  • What a wonderful walk!

    By Blogger SpookyRach, at 6/05/2006 5:43 PM  

  • We have met the enemy and he is us. ~Pogo

    By Blogger little david, at 6/05/2006 11:44 PM  

  • Yeah, like your two of spades. Captured with your heart and not with the camera.

    By Blogger Just Pat, at 6/16/2006 10:07 PM  

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