Wednesday, February 26, 2014

for those i love

"he who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck. 
will suddenly be broken beyond healing"

Being reprimanded, scolded or reproofed often causes a certain mechanism within my persona to rear up. That mechanism is sarcasm, facetiousness, defensiveness and even lashing out, especially to those closest to me. 

And yet here is wisdom that states we are not to lash out, and if we do "we will suddenly be broken beyond healing".  "Broken beyond healing!!" That's what I call a "heavy metal" statement. 

I tend to take criticism from my bosses and others who are not close to me fairly well. It is the criticism from those closest to me that causes me to....well....lash out or sulk and yet those people, the ones closest to me are the ones who care about me the most, love me and offer that reproofing out of that love. 

So where do we go with this. 

Pretty simple...'eh. Let the reprimanding and scolding be music to your ears. Let it be like honey sweet and nurturing, let it be welcomed, for upon doing that, we will we not be broken beyond repair, but I believe we will be a better person.

And I want to be a better person. 

Written while listening to the Flaming Lips "Do you realize" Inspired by a devotional by Keith Hodges on Proverbs 29 and more importantly my wife who takes my deepest lashings. Thank you for your love and forgiveness Margaret. Thank you. 

Friday, February 14, 2014

here and now

the meaning of time
as if it rhymed

this time here 
is nothing 

if you believe in forever
Heaven is now

not tomorrow
not ever

but always and forever

parisienne walkways
gary moore


Tuesday, February 04, 2014

details details DETAILS

Everything is in the details. And twitter exacts out those seconds making them all that fleeting and yet meaningful at the same moment. 

Spontaneity at a concert is not spontaneity as much as practiced music and yet to the listener. the watcher it seems  unrehearsed and performed as improvisational, and yet, it is not. 

So what is real, what is timed and what does it all mean? 

It is all real, every moment of it. Every single solitary delectable second of today is as real as it will ever get and most of those seconds are spent without regard to their value. 

There's this song - Out Loud and it's about hearing someone, someone you care about and someone who cares about you - this someone calls your name, calls your name Out Loud. 

So again. Not sure this blog post is cohesive, but I know I love,and I do mean LOVE,when someone, anyone out of love, out of caring,calls my name, calls my name Out Loud. When I hear my name It is like a song. I love it. 

My dad called me "Tater" and I love that nickname. My children, whenever they call me "daddy" it is like the most delectable delicious sound one could ever hear. 

Anytime you use the word "delactable" twice when you are not talking about food in any form of written essay....that essay is over.