Monday, June 4, 2012
Desert Dwellers Unite!
I have dibs on the last tree!
Feeling a bit "dry" lately? Spitting out Hail Mary's through gritted teeth? Are your parched throats choking on Our Fathers? Wondering if your bones have turned to dust yet? Or even worst, has the dust blown away and left bits of you scattered all over the desert's wide expanse? (You know...for the birds to pick at.)
Oh, you DO know?
But wait. Repulsed at even the thought of prayer? Is spiritual reading like reading the dictionary (only worse because at least you can understand one or two of the words in the dictionary). Reduced to tucking your Rosary under your pillow (just in case) or clinging to your favorite holy card (blessed of course...just in case)?
Holy water in your nightstand?
You know...just in case.
In case of what? Who knows, but it's comforting simply knowing it's there.
Hey wait! Is that an Oasis over there?!
Cool! I knew this journey couldn't last forever! Relief at last!
You crawl in the dirt under the hot desert sun only to find...
it was just a mirage.
So you sit in the hot sand...
Well, I just wanted to say:
Greetings from one desert dweller to another!