Seeing, Speaking and the “Stories” we live in

Brachiosaurus Dinosaur at OHare Airport

Good Morning God!

Here we are in Ohare — normally I wouldn’t have paid to connect but our plane arrived over an hour early so the cost per hour isn’t too bad!

On the walk to our terminal Kit put his bag down right next to the dinosaur’s rear foot — and as I commented on how I’d never stood underneath it before — Kit looked up and confessed he hadn’t seen it.

Proving once again that we each live in separate universes — smile. It is all about focus and interest, isn’t it, God. I often confess to Kit that NO, I don’t remember being in that ball park — or no I don’t remember who won the World Series. Ah, but how lovely to have intersecting Universes.

The Brachiosaurus certainly provides an unexpected intersection with another universe. Not totally unexpected as we’ve been here before. But I hadn’t thought to look for her.

O'hare neon display between B and C concourses

Now, the neon display between concourse B and C — that I did look forward to.

It is funny what the mind remembers — what we see and don’t see.

That is sure true of “history”, God. The old adage is that it is written by the “winners.” But the “losers” tell and retell their story, too. And who can blame them. We are going to Ireland after the Boston Marathon — now there is a place where TWO STORIES have not intersected but clashed.

How can it be that “reality” can be so different, God? How is it that some people really don’t “see” the dinosaur even when it is pointed out.

Ireland and Palestine are extreme examples of Clashing Universes. But it happens all over the world — in ways large and small. It takes time and energy to step out of our normal way of seeing. And a person who does that — and then speaks about it — can face concerted pressure to return to silence.

Ah, God. Help us to SEE and then help us to SPEAK! Silence is not good for our health — not individually nor communally.

Story teller,

Posted in Expand my Heart, Haves and Have Nots, Help me to see, stopping to see, taking time to focus, The difficulty of changing, Uncategorized
One comment on “Seeing, Speaking and the “Stories” we live in
  1. Dean Vestal says:

    thank you Margie! this is delightful and an excellent sermon illustration if you don’t mind me borrowing it. Our perceptions can vary so greatly. I loved the part about the dinosaur! blessings on your trip.

    Love in Christ,

    Dean

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