Thursday, July 28, 2011


After a three-hour class on emergency medication procedures yesterday morning, a last minute substitute attempt to replace at least some of the time lost on Tuesday’s surprise cancellation, my afternoon was given to miscellaneous activities in whatsoever order as Beth determined. On our way to the mall, however, to transact some sort of business with Penny’s, a phone-call suddenly reconnected us with my cousin’s daughter and her niece, family that I haven’t seen in forever; and, learning that they had just sat down in a nearby restaurant for a bite to eat, we immediately altered our intended course to join them for a brief reunion. Actually, it was nearly an hour or more of conversation, long enough that I tipped the waitress well for our intrusion, but how good it was to chat, to see them again, to speak of “now”, to remember “then”. History revisited, though, often seems to have its share of sadness as well as nostalgia, things learned, things that make one wonder about, as Paul Harvey used to put it, “the rest of the story”… Humanity, to me, is a perplexity, a mystery almost as deep as the Creator, Himself. God may well be unfathomable in any sense of our possessing any understanding of all that He is; but, as far as I’m concerned, that just is part of the equation. People, on the other hand, ought to be somewhat more definable in “what makes them tick”, explainable in whatever it was that “produced the present person”. We aren’t. Whoever we are, whatever we are, we remain individuals, all of us, and the best we can do, by God’s grace, is to struggle to see each other through His eyes……

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