Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"Around the Block" episode 1

 We live in these microcosoms.  There is so much that goes on in our little patch of the world.  It makes me think of Horton Hears a Who.  The whole civilation that exists on that little speck.  Do you ever wonder about our existence as your driving down the highway having a very intimate encounter with the passengers in your car whether it's your children, spouse, or friends.  It's complex.  Then you look over at the car next to you and they are doing the same thing.  The same deep, complex, intimate thing going on.  Then you look around you and notice all the cars around you with people in them and ask yourself how does this all work?  How does Heavenly Father understand all this complexity, and individuality, and needs, and feelings.  Each car represents their own.  Their own family, their own everything.  It's really profound when you think of it.

So, I've been living in my neighborhood for about 8 years.  And for those 8 years we have passed this house with these 2 urns.  For the 8 years that I've lived here these urns have been like this.  The only thing that changes is the flowers.  For spring it's daffodils, in the fall it's pumpkins and at christmas it's poinsettias.  The thought has tempted me to replace the urn secretly in the middle of the night and let them wake up surprised.  But who knows maybe it represents something... and if I were to make the switch, they might put the broken one back.  Maybe it is to get my attention, maybe my pity, maybe there's a message the owner is trying to send.  He's a pastor.  Maybe he really can't afford a new one... 

Who knows...life is so amusing, don't you just love it!


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