Talking to God

Talking To God: Clocks

by on September 20, 2016

Talking to God

Time makes no sense to me. I mean, I get the concept and can even read an analogue clock, set an alarm, mostly wake up with it and so on, but the pace at which time moves completely bewilders me. It isn’t consistent. It moves far too quickly at all the wrong times and refuses to budge far too often. It isn’t fair, and I have a strong sense of justice, so of course, I often protest this inequity. Particularly when my phone barks at me to end a nap. So, I decided to ask The Almighty about this, to see what He had to offer on the topic.

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On Repeating History, or Learning From Your Bloody Mistakes

by on August 24, 2016

vMshorter“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
– George Santayana, The Life of Reason

Variations of this quote have been tossed around since it was first penned in 1905- all of them reminding us that the historically ignorant are doomed to its repetition. It’s like a sadder version of that excellent movie Groundhog Day, starring the talented Bill Murray, or like that poor man Sisyphus- forever condemned to push a boulder uphill and never delivering it to any destination. Things apparently happen over and over again until we learn our lessons. We all know that reality is cyclical in so many ways, like seasons and the rising and setting of the sun and the fact that there is always laundry waiting to be washed. Must events of the past echo into the future of the uninformed?

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Of Grief and Time Travel

by on August 4, 2016

timeDarkness and mourning have the power to distort time, to stretch seconds and minutes into days and months. It can happen the other way, too. In the presence of responsibilities in particular, time can be compressed, leaving the impression that payments and papers have crept up on us. And still sometimes, they leave the clock alone entirely. We can rarely tell what will happen when the light is blotted out or joy dies of cancer yet again.

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