Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Entitlement


Excuse?, he says.


A touch more water would be refreshing...he says.


And....he'll have the seared groundhog...
on lightly toasted rye...


"What do you mean, 'Get out of the pool.'?!"


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Pithy Pondering


I succinctly commented to Hubby,
"If you're too busy to make mint tea...
You're too busy."

He paused.  Then agreed.
We smiled.



(I say this because there have been times I've been too busy.)


There.  A remarkable realization.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Lions

Sometimes you think "it can't get much worse"....
And then it does.

"Some Gadites defected to David at his stronghold in the desert.
They were brave warriors, ready for battle and able to handle the shield and spear. Their faces were the faces of lions,
and they were as swift as gazelles in the mountains."

Bear with the random passage from the Bible. 
I read this the other day and I can't get it out of my head.."Their faces were the faces of lions..."

What, exactly, does that mean?

It certainly meant that their faces were NOT an art exhibit for Sorrow and Fear.

Why does Darkness always surprise me
Why does the Terrible Battle, and the fact that It Is , overwhelm me?
People...Warriors...have been fighting for what they believe in since shortly after the Beginning.

The Stakes have always been high.  Terribly, horrifically high.
Magnificent, Brave Warriors died in their fight. 
They still do.

Why would it be any different for...me?
Do they Weep and Wail? 
Tremble about the "What ifs?"

No!
They become experts in the art of War. 
They Train. 
They Prepare. 
They accept what they Face.
And they face It.

"Their faces were the faces of lions..."