Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A stiff necked people

She was sleeping in a 6 year old heap of sheets and lambopotomus when she awoke
and in the untangling tweaked her neck.
For the entire day her head tipped to the left.
We stretched and iced and rubbed and rested.
Next morning brought some improvement but it didn't last.
By evening we were really encouraging her to try and move her head straight up
so it wouldn't prove more and more difficult.
She was adamant that she was already straight...
and that's when we sent her to the mirror.
Left her there in her self-examination.
Her conversion was swift.
I saw her eyes widen in true astonishment.
She turned and spoke these words
 that drew me to look at my own mirrored self.

"I just learned something...
you can think you're straight but still be a little crooked.
You have to take a good look at yourself to tell the difference."

May my own self-reflection open wide my eyes to such a ready education,
and make the crooked straight.
Amen my love, amen.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
                                                                                            Proverbs 3:5-6

1 comment:

Cizonor said...

Reminds me of a Bob Marley song...

Stiff-necked fools, you think you are cool
To deny me for simplicity.
Yes, you have gone for so long
With your love for vanity now.
Yes, you have got the wrong interpretation
Mixed up with vain imagination.

So take Jah Sun, and Jah Moon,
And Jah Rain, and Jah Stars,
And forever, yes, erase your fantasy, yea-eah!

Haha, pretty cool!