Monday, March 24, 2014

Hester Prynne and the Island of Wild Things Out on Highway 61

“A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.”  -Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter  (Pictured above, Hester Prynne walking by my window)

Everyone, at some point in their life, must come to the realization once that the entire universe is their own personal inside joke with God.
“Oh, please don’t go.  We’ll eat you up, we love you so!”  -Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are  (Pictured above, literary journal entry from quietest kid in the room)

That there are things around us...always around us...little gifts of insight and humor merely for our own amusement.  
God said to Abraham, ‘Kill me a son.’
Abe says, ‘Man, you must be putting’ me on.’
God say, ‘No.’ Abe say, ‘What?’
God say, ‘You can do what you want, Abe, but the next time you see me comin’ you better run.’
Well Abe says, ‘Where do you want this killin’ done?’
God says, ‘Out on Highway 61.’  -Bob Dylan

Sometime later, God tested Abraham.  He said to him, “Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied.  –Genesis 22  (Pictured above, Xian's Bible homework of Abraham's sacrifice.  The little black boy is Isaac.  The creepy yellow headed creature below him a sheep.  Isn't that awesome?)

We merely need to say...yes, I am here for this reason.

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