For one reason or another we changed our walking route yesterday. I don’t know exactly why. We all are such creatures of habit. Sometimes we do things because that is the way we always do them.
In the midst of nowhere, there appeared to me two empty chairs. This being the second time I have stopped to take notice of a pair of misplaced chairs in less than a week. I always say stuff doesn’t happen for no reason. So it sets me to trying to put together the why of encounters of two chairs? One abandoned chair seems to need no explanation, but two somehow needs some applied reasoning.
I can fill the chairs with all kinds of empty logic. I seem to always find them when I am walking with “the black dog”. I see the emptiness of the holes in my life, the disappointment I bring when I don’t fulfill my self expectations, I am used to that. What pains me the most is how I feel that I let those down that are so close to me. I see how I feel that I am sitting alone and do not share my pain. I can see how the bottom has fallen out of the chair. How will it hold me up ? How far can I fall, not too far, the chair is very close to the ground.
Peace out ††† en theos ††† jimwork
I was spending way too much time researching to give you this furry little creation it’s fansy proper name. To put a couple of Latin words that I could not even pronounce . When I realized the beauty is not in the name. I didn’t pause in my path because I saw some fansy name and had to stop and say hello. I stopped because of it’s beauty and uniqueness, just as we should for the people we encounter.
“Who can estimate the elevating and refining influences and moral value of flowers with all their graceful forms, bewitching shades and combinations of colors and exquisitely varied perfumes? These silent influences are unconsciously felt even by those who do not appreciate them consciously and thus with better and still better fruits, nuts, grains, vegetables and flowers, will the earth be transformed, man’s thought refined, and turned from the base destructive forces into nobler production. One which will lift him to high planes of action toward the happy day when the Creator of all this beautiful work is more acknowledged and loved, and where man shall offer his brother man, not bullets and bayonets, but richer grains, better fruit and fairer flowers from the bounty of this earth.”
– Father George Schoener (1864 -1941)
Stop and say hello to something or somebody that catches your eye.
Peace ††† en theos ††† jlawrence
So why did the dog cross the road ? Best answer I could find was he was a Robert Frost trained dog and just had to travel the road less traveled. (insert laughter)
We were passing through the the struggling metropolis of Sierra Blanca, Tx (pop 500+or-) when we encountered this dog in the middle of a crosswalk . I swear it was one of those encounters you have at a four way stop sign where the two of you keep signaling ” no, you go”. He politely stopped half way across the street as if he could see that I had my right turn signal a blinking. We both shared a “deer in the headlight” moment then he made an illegal u turn and went back the way he came.
When you come to a fork in the road, take it and save it. Eventually you will have a complete place-setting, even if the patterns don’t match ††† peace PLEASE ††† en theos †††jim