I've been away for a while...not so much physically, more mentally. I've also been away physically, which is unusual. I've had much to ponder and little to say. Recovering from my latest and perhaps last foray into "church" has been tougher than I anticipated. Maybe I'm beginning to snap out of it; maybe not.
Here are some random thoughts, as yet undeveloped.
I was raised on propriety. We drank and ate propriety in my home. I adapted pretty easily to proper dress, proper table manners, proper language, etc. The real struggle has been and continues to be proper diplomacy. I tend to say the wrong thing at the wrong time to the wrong people, making my mother (yes, even from the grave) cringe. Not much improvement over the years.
I am so very weary of the Bible. Not so much what it says but how it is used. I just do not understand why every profound thought, every revelation, every inspiration some folks have must be authenticated with a Bible verse. These thoughts, revelations and inspirations are gifts, freely given and authentic for the person who receives them. They stand on their own, and when shared other folks can take them or leave them.
Life is simply amazing, confounding, and awesome. I want more. I'm not asking for added years, though that would be nice, but additional depth, breadth and wisdom.