A New Week — Another World

A cactus in the morning light


Good Morning, God!

My morning work is done and I am feeling good! Both boys (young men, really) are off to school with lunches, water bottles, backpacks and saxophone. I have done my morning jog and have now returned to my laptop. It is a new week.

As for the World? I am now in Lion. My scroll bars have vanished and I must remember to use my track pad. Other surprises await me. As is happening more and more frequently — portions of my old world are being replaced — upgraded. As Mark ruefully remarked as he left for school, “You’re on your own, Tutu”

I feel as if You are reminding me of the importance of continuous learning. Urging me to “delight in the challenge!” Ah, yes, that IS the right attitude. But, I admit, God, sometimes I slip into feeling like the Victim of Involuntary Upgrades. You might think that asking for the upgrade — paying for the upgrade — would give me a better attitude.

Alas, attitudes are not that easily adjusted. This glorious sun-lit cactus that I saw on my morning jog resembles a deep primitive part of me. Sharp and spiny! Perhaps, God, that part of me is there to protect myself — just like the cactus? Perhaps, so. But, if so, there is another primitive part that wants what it wants. Again, useful. But, mostly, I try to keep it “turned off.”

Deserts are primitive places. Survival is on every creature’s mind — in the DNA of plants, too. Not like Hawaii, where the land is generous. Hmmm. It takes water to make the Land “generous.” And, I suspect it takes love to make us generous. Yes! People without a constant source of love can be rather like cacti. Sigh, Please, God, more Love!

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