...including a cartoon I drew during Adult First Day School. This afternoon, I mostly want to write a poem to mirror yesterday's, called "Making the Lord ready for the House." It would start off something like, Dear Lord, You have showered and You have ironed, but You are still not as tidy as I would like for a visit... But I don't think I'll get that finished for today, and it may be better as an idea rather than a complete poem anyhow.
So, I thought I was going to keep my blog up better this year, and in a sense I have. But not like I had intended. I also haven't quite kicked my "new blog" into gear yet. We'll see how that goes. Anyhow, here's a cartoon inspired by actual events. And a poem by Mary Oliver, Making the House Ready for the Lord, because I like Mary Oliver. Dear Lord, I have swept and I have washed but still nothing is as shining as it should be for you. Under the sink, for example, is an uproar of mice - it is the season of their many children. What shall I do? And under the eaves and through the walls the squirrels have gnawed their ragged entrances - but it is the season when they need shelter, so what shall I do? And the raccoon limps into the kitchen and opens the cupboard while the dog snores, the cat hugs the pillow; what shall I do? Beautiful is the new snow falling in the yard and the fox who is staring boldly up the path, to the door. And still I believe you will come, Lord: you will, when I speak to the fox, the sparrow, the lost dog, the shivering sea-goose, know that really I am speaking to you whenever I say, as I do all morning and afternoon: Come in, Come in.