• lenten journal: career opportunity

    by  • March 21, 2018 • grace, lenten journal, poetry • 3 Comments

    I spent the past week in Durham, North Carolina and then took the train to Washington DC for the book launch of Christ on the Psych Ward by David Finnegan-Hosey. I rode the train home today in the snow—our fourth Nor’easter in three weeks. One forecast I read said we could get from 4-12 inches of snow. It reminded me of something my father used to say, in jest, to my brother and me when we were in high school. My memory became a short poem.

    career opportunity

    be a weatherman,
    my father used to say,
    they are wrong everyday
    and they never get fired.

    if being wrong everyday
    is the qualification
    I’ve been a weatherman
    all of my life—rain or shine.

    Some things we can see coming, but life is more surprise that schedule. Stay warm, friends.



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    3 Responses to lenten journal: career opportunity

    1. March 22, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      True, dat. Just returned from the store with our bread, eggs, milk, (bacon) and toilet paper. We’re ready.

    2. Susan Row
      March 22, 2018 at 4:01 pm

      Our experience here in Utah is “If the weatherman gets yesterday’s weather correct 50% of the time, he’s successful!” Perhaps we’re ALL weather-“men.”

      • Steve
        March 22, 2018 at 7:34 pm

        There’s a Zen message in there someplace, Susan

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