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Retired archaeologist and governmental tree-hugger. I'm a: United Methodist lay pulpit supply preacher; semi-professional photographer; and poet.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Messy Room

The first time you enter a room, do you judge the owner?
What new thing does the room tell you about that person?
Is the room chaotic and cluttered and unlike it "should" be?

But please look again, and think more upon what you see -
Diversity is an ordained state, but a non-regimented order.
It is an exuberant celebration of life, potential, and possibility.

It is we, 
If we but let ourselves be, 
As we should be.


(photography by tiwago)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Practical Compassion

"...this kind of compassion is the central disposition of a life-centred ethic for our time, the moral norms which serve the ethic are the following:

- Sustainability, as the ongoing capacity of natural and social systems to thrive together, both for current generations and future ones.

- Participation, as the inclusion of all involved voices in society's decisions, and in obtaining and enjoying the benefits of society as well as sharing the burdens.

- Sufficiency, as the commitment to meet the basic material need of all life possible.

- Solidarity, as the obligation to stand with others, with a view especially to the most vulnerable of every community."

Larry Rasmussen

(From: Theology of Life and Ecumenical Ethics)

(photography by tiwago)

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Muted Lines of Euphorbia

Friday, March 24, 2017

One's Place

"One has to be alone, under the sky, before everything falls into place and one finds his own place in the midst of it all."

Thomas Merton

(photography by tiwago)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Future of Man

"I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority."

E.B. White