Blog 1865 – 11.01.2020
A Mouse’s Wedding
A Mouse’s Wedding
Used to you could easily telling when a long running TV series was about to end because wedding plans were being made for the two stars of the show to finally marry. Oh, there might have been teasing that the two might end up a couple, but usually the writers steered clear of setting a wedding date or sending out invitations because the only tested approved line to be written after a wedding in those days was, “And they lived happily ever after.” And what a boring story that would be to tell or to watch.
Happily ever after is not what it once was and perhaps it never was. The old adage as long as there is life there is hope has it’s darker counterpart, “As long as there is life there are challenges.” I almost said “troubles” but what are troubles but challenges to be overcome. It is challenging trouble that make and keep life interesting.
You see I believe in a heaven where it is possible to grow and where there are no challenging troubles there is no growth. Many people think if they just won the big lottery all their troubles would be over when really sudden wealth would more likely create for them a bigger set of harder and more difficult challenging troubles. Problem solving is what we were made for, why else would the Universe send so many our way.
My personal mantra is: “I am so glad and grateful that everything that I could ever need or want is already mine and coming to me at just the right time and in just the right way from my loving and infinite source.” Grant you when those words first came to me and probably most times when I repeat them to myself out loud I am referring to the easy pleasantly peaceful and soothing stuff but a full life is not complete without the storms and windy high seas.
I have spent the majority of my life in an area where for much of the year a hurricane is either headed our way or one is brewing getting ready to do just that. Fortunately for Houston, Texas my long time home town, this year, at least so far, the hurricanes have missed us but then COVID-19 has not, taking more lives in Texas and elsewhere than any hurricane ever has.
Most hurricane deaths occur when people refuse to get out of the hurricane’s path despite repeated warnings. The clear warnings regarding COVID-19 came late and some people still are hoping it will just go away or are believing that a miracle vaccine or treatment will just magically appear, so they refuse the warnings of the experts and instead choose to continue believing a con man who still refuses to wear a mask to protect himself or others from him.
What does it take for people to wake up, a mouse’s wedding, or pigs flying? Many people have already voted and I hope wisely. Tuesday is a reality check. I hope more than wishful thinking prevails. Fool us once shame on you, fool us twice shame on us.
Your friend and fellow traveler,
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