Thoughts after Meeting for Worship...

...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. 


Falling behind...

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.


Catching up...

Well, maybe tomorrow.

But here's a cartoon.