05 January 2008
Better than Bavarian sugar cookies, and stranger than fiction
Sometimes, when we lose ourselves in fear and despair, in routine and constancy, in hopelessness and tragedy, we can thank God for Bavarian sugar cookies. And, fortunately, when there aren't any cookies, we can still find reassurance in a familiar hand on our skin, or a kind and loving gesture, or subtle encouragement, or a loving embrace, or an offer of comfort, not to mention hospital gurneys and nose plugs, an uneaten Danish, soft-spoken secrets, and Fender Stratocasters, and maybe the occasional piece of fiction. And we must remember that all these things, the nuances, the anomalies, the subtleties, which we assume only accessorize our days, are effective for a much larger and nobler cause. They are here to save our lives. I know the idea seems strange, but I also know that it just so happens to be true.
~Stranger Than FictionPiles and piles of fresh pastries, with no calorie counting...what could be more gorgeous?Or feeding a newborn lamb...so sweet...A runaway balloon, lost and found (look closely! can you see it?)Soft hands, hands that tell a story, captured at the right angle at the right time...And yes, the occasional piece of fiction...(look closely. These boats have Shakespearean names!)
Here's to these anomalies! Maybe they'll save your life.