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March 24, 2010

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zero

even 'bama boys need to wear steel toed boots and goggles on their peepers.

david beasley

Well zero I went to cathedral (beautiful and righteous image you gave)in flip flops & worked pretty good Monday afternoon. Thought I was upside down in China town slipping and sqooshing slightly wet but not too much so earth plowed deep and then sort of feather'd the soil with forks and then furrowed ready for the corn seed. I almost "caught bull at 4". But my neighbor on his rider mower brought me back to South Carolina USA from the Oriental dream express. What a trip. Cleaned the plow and hung it up I guess till Fall unless I figure out how to weed with it.

david beasley

"Flip flops", those funky Oriental looking American beach comber shoes, kind of describe some folk... not to mention names associated as flips or flops. They would be bare bone souls, poor folk like Lazarus in Jesus' parable in Luke 16. The kind of people other kinds, their betters (?), speculate sarcastically with self righteous intonations of voice somewhat bitter about having to even rest eyes on them much less associate with... saying, "What happened to you, Lazarus?" as they move past them, move onto more lucrative jobs that are certainly much better than that of say Lazarus at the Rich Man's gate.

Salt. Of the 2 "kinds" of folk -- poor/rich--, who has more salt not without flavor, useless? Salty sweat on flip flops dripped from just sitting in the hot hot sun... like Lazarus whose story might be that of a rejected Republican who could not kill and cheat well enough or that of a Democrat who could not cop out deeply enough or bungle everything sort of like a reversal of a Midas touch which means turning things into lead like American insurance laws rather than socialized medicine... or maybe a person of both sorts bundled up in one person known to sit on a fence called a Republimocrat who can not well up any crocodile tears for his delicious victims. Who was Lazarus, what was his quality, that in his poverty (a quality no American Christians lift high) he got to go to heaven? Interesting insight into heavenly domains which are not often in Scripture. Salt not mixed with expensive tanning oils, but the kind that smells like yesterday's sardines. ><> :)

Reminds me in my twisted sort of soulful world view of my all time favorite American pop tune rhyme, "Stepped on a pop top / that blew out my flip flop / while I was looking for that lost jigger of salt." Jesus (a time warped visitor)in the barroom of the drunks and publicans probably hid that jigger of salt under his robe as a joke on that songster bard while in Margarettaville while in the bar sitting and eating with folk no so called righteous Christian of well earned means would be seen with. You know what I mean? I know you do.

zero

indeed i do, david.

flip flops! oh, how you flaunt safety while out in the cathedral!! this week has me in the forest reclaiming the trails after the fall/winter; removing leaves, branches, limbs and pulling up vegetation in the pathways. i did NOT wear flip flops or tennis shoes.

david beasley

Now being out in the woods in flip flops is dangerous. All sorts of things can make a mess out of you. Poison Ivy. Do y'all have poison ivy up there? We down here are graced with all the North Amer. pit vipers except the coral snake. And nearer the coast are alligators in South Carolina. Not to mention just weird, wired, and dangerous humans. Do you have wolves? And too there are alligator snapping turtles that want let go their bite until it thunders. I am not really a flaunter. The push plow is not like a motorized lawn mower even. Not even like our non motorized lawn mower even. feeding our chickens I wear safty googles because those Rhode Island Reds have a mean bulls ye aim for eyeballs the chicken seller told me and he would not lie and I hood up with a net bonnet for cleaning the bee hives. yep. Do not test your guardian angels sense of humor I say.

zero

here there are deer, turkeys, coyotes, fox, woodchucks (as opposed to mr chuch), snakes (all of which i want to stay far away from me), lizards, all sort of birds including my favorite blue heron, and so on and so on. more wildlife friends then i can tell you. which makes the cathedral full indeed. it's good that you wear the goggles when you feed the chickens and work with the bees. now wear them when you do other stuff and wear steel toed boots, even with non-motorized tools! cause you never know and your guardian angel is busy enough.

zero

ps....

yes, there is plenty of poison ivy. i got into some just this tuesday!

david beasley


Doctor Longhair playing the piano in the garden is my idea of worship sometimes. Don't wonder about this. ("Dat boy done lost his marbles")No. Just experience.
And now it's end of April and beginning of May I do truly wish and miss the fact that I am not in New Orleans where I have been during times past at the N. O. Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Listen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRpqgAUjcPg

And that's the music of the outer spheres to dance to in the Cathedral called "Garden of Earthly Delights"

Visuals:

The Garden of Earthly Delights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Garden of Earthly Delights is a triptych painted by the early Netherlandish master Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450–1516), housed in the Museo del Prado in ...
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zero

wow! all that packs a punch on a friday, late afternoon.

david beasley

Yes. I agree. Here is more.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wQww-6FuQ0

zero

with weather disrupting everything i haven't been able to get online. there's a calm, an interlude, before the next round. this cathedral sure lets us know we are not in charge (unless, of course, the calamity is man made; oil spills that is being described as worse than the exxon valdez!).

david beasley

Yep, living between joy and dread then your dead and go to either heaven or hell, eh?

zero

it's the ying and yang of life.

http://www.alternet.org/story/146701/bee_catastrophe%3A_1_3_of_colonies_died_this_winter%2C_threatening_massive_ecological_catastrophe

here's an article about bees, david.

david beasley

zero,
Thanks for the bee thing. I have been out of touch with Imitating Jesus.

david beasley

Bees:
I have 4 large holly bushes in my front yard by my porch. Only last year, that year alone, I could hear the bee buzzing when early spring blooms were on those bushes. This rather phenomenal happening was due to a person 4 blocks away in this city had acquired 15 bee boxed colonies and they were working my bushes for nearly a week so much so that a stand-in postman who delivered for 3 days only requested I do something about those bees. My regular postman came back and nothing more was said. BUT this year were no bees except a few!!! I later found out that 8 of the 15 hives had died or disappeared. My hive survived although my queen did not and I did lose some workers but the worker bee women chose and raised another queen and that hive is very busy as normal for this time of year. I bought another hive at an expense of about $300. I hope to manage these wonderful little creatures. As a matter of fact I am off right now to check on them. They live on a retaining wall just above our vegetable garden. Humankind had better wake up and hear the buzzing. Oil spills and daffodils are more important than capitalism, consumerism and military governments.
Proverbs 8 (The Message)

Proverbs 8
Lady Wisdom Calls Out
1-11 Do you hear Lady Wisdom calling? Can you hear Madame Insight raising her voice?
She's taken her stand at First and Main,
at the busiest intersection.
Right in the city square
where the traffic is thickest, she shouts,
"You—I'm talking to all of you,
everyone out here on the streets!
Listen, you idiots—learn good sense!
You blockheads—shape up!
Don't miss a word of this—I'm telling you how to live well,
I'm telling you how to live at your best.
My mouth chews and savors and relishes truth—
I can't stand the taste of evil!
You'll only hear true and right words from my mouth;
not one syllable will be twisted or skewed.
You'll recognize this as true—you with open minds;
truth-ready minds will see it at once.
Prefer my life-disciplines over chasing after money,
and God-knowledge over a lucrative career.
For Wisdom is better than all the trappings of wealth;
nothing you could wish for holds a candle to her.

12-21 "I am Lady Wisdom, and I live next to Sanity;
Knowledge and Discretion live just down the street.
The Fear-of-God means hating Evil,
whose ways I hate with a passion—
pride and arrogance and crooked talk.
Good counsel and common sense are my characteristics;
I am both Insight and the Virtue to live it out.
With my help, leaders rule,
and lawmakers legislate fairly;
With my help, governors govern,
along with all in legitimate authority.
I love those who love me;
those who look for me find me.
Wealth and Glory accompany me—
also substantial Honor and a Good Name.
My benefits are worth more than a big salary, even a very big salary;
the returns on me exceed any imaginable bonus.
You can find me on Righteous Road—that's where I walk—
at the intersection of Justice Avenue,
Handing out life to those who love me,
filling their arms with life—armloads of life!

zero

as goes the earth and her creatures, so go humankind. there's certainly not enough imitating jesus. sigh......

david beasley


But what is imitated, who is known?
Imitating the kaleidoscopic more human and politically nationalistic Jesus is who is imitated by the church'd Christians of the world today. Their Jesus is more militaristic King David than the one common sense speaker of judgments, ironic humor and hard to believe out of this world truths who died on the cross for humanity, who was obedient to Father's will to live such a giving servanthood unto death example. And woe is me; look at me who writes this but lives that.

zero

amen.

happy mother's day everyone!

jerry

Quite a conversation you two are having! Thought I'd drop in and say, "hi".

zero

hello jerry! glad you are here too. david and i seem to have a monopoly on the blog so it's good when others join us. i've been away from the computer. very seriously ill father (much improved now) and my 18 year old doggie died. sigh.....

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