Refine to Purity

Mad desire for Desire and the Water of Life makes Love inflame A thousand thousand fires and furnaces every second. Rumi As my intention to serve G_d’s creatures and therefore Him grows. I am set upon a path of improving myself. Through trial and error, sorrow and joy, madness and serenity. To experience fully andContinue reading “Refine to Purity”

What I Want

And to be perfectly honest with you, I haven’t the slightest idea. Sounds crazy right? Perhaps not so. I know I am dedicated to a life of service. I love to help. I am more likely to consider the wants and needs of others before my own. I consider this to be quite selfish really,Continue reading “What I Want”

In Mr. Wayfarer’s dwelling unit.

A challenge from an admired author and one I consider an instructor in my endeavor to be better https://fitfulfearfulphantasmal.wordpress.com/2018/07/24/in-mr-habtes-apartment-also-see-the-writers-challenge-after-this-story/ with your permission I’ve adopted your format In Mr. Wayfarer’s dwelling unit list of refuse found in Mr. Wayfarer’s trash 1. antiquated notions of self doubt and anxiety about how he’s perceived 2. insistence that heContinue reading “In Mr. Wayfarer’s dwelling unit.”

Appropriate

ap·pro·pri·ate adjective Suitable or proper in the circumstances verb Take (something) for one’s own Devote (money or asset) to a special purpose   Appropriate some time, if you please, to consider if you think it appropriate, for our “representatives’ to appropriate our earnings and the earnings of future generations to their perception of what isContinue reading “Appropriate”

Aprehensive

Since beginning my endeavor into writing, I have become interested in words, their meaning and origin. I have always been very literal and find this word curious. Aprehensive adjective adjective: apprehensive 1. anxious or fearful that something bad or unpleasant will happen. “he felt apprehensive about going home” synonyms: anxious, worried, uneasy, nervous, concerned, agitated, tense, afraid, scared, frightened, fearful; More antonyms: confident 2. archaic literary relating to perceptionContinue reading “Aprehensive”

Unfathomable Wealth

What it would be like to live with such wealth, that you could create, or have created for you, a home that had it all and even more? This past weekend, my youngest and I visited the grand home of James J. Hill, on Saint Paul, Minnesota’s historic Cathedral Hill. We embarked upon an informative andContinue reading “Unfathomable Wealth”

Demolition precedes Renovation

I am reflecting on this year. I started writing here about this time last year. My eyes and being have been subject to a wonderous eco-system of artists, entrepreneurs, visionaries and downright hilarious expressionists. All here to get out what can no longer be contained within. Mine is a journey of ongoing and perpetual self-discoveryContinue reading “Demolition precedes Renovation”

XIX

I am reflecting on receiving my 19-year medallion this past Saturday’s monthly sobriety recognition and speaker meeting. Ther was an Al-Anon speaker and an AA speaker. It very enlightening to hear the perspective of the emotions of the loved ones of addicts and alcoholics. The AA speaker was very good as well. I am struck recently that,Continue reading “XIX”

How could I?

I like to think that I have a strong faith in God. Yet I have recently had occasion to doubt. DOUBT transitive verb archaic a: fear b: suspect to call into question the truth of : to be uncertain or in doubt about a: to lack confidence in-Distrust b: to consider unlikely. I had been thinkingContinue reading “How could I?”

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