Category Archives: Metaphors of Life

Surprised by Grace

To provoke thoughtful reflection, I’ve taken an ancient legend and set it to rhymed verse:

There’s a story that’s been told about two brothers who had grown old. Lots of envy, lots of strife; things were tense through most of life. Said the one, “This has to end!” A message clear he vowed to send. Hired a man to build a wall: “Build it strong, and build it tall!”  Took a week and went away, then returned and was dismayed to see the man that he had paid had really not his will obeyed. For where the wall was supposed to be, the man had built a bridge, you see,to span the stream that lay between the two whose love had grown so lean.

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Blindness Over Blurriness

Biking in to work one morning this last week for the first time of the 2016 calendar year, I was reminded again of the futility of our judgment and the lenses through which we perceive life. It was a dark, very foggy morning, as I started out early, intending to allow the tail end of the day to be shorter too. Without even being off my street, my glasses became covered with numerous small droplets that condensed as I passed through the thick air. Continue reading Blindness Over Blurriness