Words of Wisdom?
Before I set out
on this adventure, I never believed like I do today. When I sat down and really
listened to what the magic mirror of Napper’s Holler had to tell me, I finally
discovered that what I thought was my last journey was the start of my first,
in a place where time as I’d known it did not exist, at least in the way I’d
grown used to.
critters have never been, ordinary people I’d known before my journey were
mostly just plain boring. I’d
accepted boredom and being dull myself as an
inevitable condition. But the people of Napper’s Holler are simply too strange
to be boring, and so am I. Their kind of excitement is contagious. We reflect
each other’s inscrutability and are redeemed by it. We are as beautiful in our
ordinariness as in all our loud pain and passion.
Yet, I still favor
the quiet view from the back pew, the way the light draws faces forward to the
place where the answers lie. The songs and the silences call me equally. The
murmured prayer, the whisper of feet down the aisle, the giggles and wiggles of
little ones, and the hungry cries of tiny ones, the tang of mystery on the
tongue and history in the mind—all these surround and save me.
Have I found my
true destiny by accident? Will you find yours? Or are we just moving along
right through the center of it without even realizing we are already resting in
The Alpha and the Omega (not the End)