15 July 2016

Going Swimming

Greetings Dear Reader,

One of our common practices this summer has been for my Son Maxim and my Grandsons to come over for a swim an dinner on Thursdays.  My younger Grandson brings to mind both my Sons when they were learning to swim.

He is so very close to being able to really swim.  He wants to and works at it.  It occurred to me last evening that this is one of those transitions we make that takes many moments but occurs in a moment.  There is the moment when one struggles to swim and the moment when one can swim.

That moment will occur.  So many moments of transition lie before him.  He is smart and compassionate.  He has his own mind and expresses it well.  One of the ways we mark our lives is in moments of transition.  We learn to walk, to read, to ride a bike.  

As I grow older I wonder what moments of transition lie ahead that I should look for with joy.  I want to assure that I have moments of transition in my faith and following.  I want to become a closer follower of Christ.  I want to learn how to be kind in every moment.  I want to respond to others in with love.  I wish to be good to others.

After all, there will be transitional moments out of my control as I grow older.  If I do not learn to take all the moments in grace and peace then I will not deal with those moments well.

Slipstream – Jethro Tull

Well, the lush separation enfolds you
And the products of wealth
Push you along on the bow wave
Of the spiritless, undying selves

And you press on god's waiter your last dime
As he hands you the bill
And you spin in the slipstream, timeless, unreasoning
Paddle right out of the mess and you paddle right out of the mess

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”

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