April 29, 2007

Forgotten words

Blessed are the poor, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

These words don't seem to carry much heft anymore. People will get up in arms over the Ten Commandments, but no one seems to remember the beatitudes.

It seems to me that these are the words that people need to remember. These are the words we need to be reminded of everyday. These are the words that we ought to live our lives by.

I'm not a Christian by any means. I am firmly in the atheist camp; I like to think of myself as a humanist of the Kurt Vonnegut strain, though I usually fail to live up to his standard.

But I do recognize a noble goal when I see one.


April 02, 2007

I need your grace...

To remind me to find my own...

Last week was a lost week. Looking back, it seems to have just passed by, leaving me with nothing...




Street Art...


March 24, 2007


And she will always carry on
Something is lost
But something is found
They will keep on speaking her name
Some things change
Some stay the same

Chrissy Hynde – Hymn to Her


This week was a week of tearful goodbyes.

I said goodbye to a woman I loved but could not hope to hold.
I said goodbye to my home of the past two years.
I said goodbye to a handful of hopes, dreams and plans.

I also caught a terrible head cold.

A rather large chunk of my life sort of sucks about now.

But that's OK.

My son is lying in bed, not 6 feet away from where I sit at my desk, slowly rousing himself to face yet another day filled with doting parents and grandparents.

And that is all I really care about right now.