11/27/2010

I achieved Parity at 8:15 Friday night.

This is to announce that I achieved parity at 8:15 (more or less) Friday night, November 26th. Thanksgiving day was preceded with discomforting news on several fronts - the GAFCON dismissal of yet another "instrument of communion," the Church of England support of the Anglican Covenant, the continued silence on the war in Afghanistan, the events in Korea, and then more personally the discomfort of realizing that I am sometimes a pain to friends when I do not intend that.  

All of that was followed by amazing times with young children who teach me about art and seeing the world, and the joy of family and friends at Thanksgiving.  And eventually it all balanced out. 

On Friday night I achieved parity: the effort put out in the world concerning the problems of the world and all the issues of the Anglican subset of those problems, and the always surprisingly difficult engagement with friends, is met in simple pleasures and delights - turkey soup, corn bread, honey, dogs and children. Blessings on all and thanks for the yin and yang of it all.  

My Son believes there is meaning in the Omega Man cross thing, and the electric cord. My daughter believes the dogs are symbolically the two thieves. My wife thinks I'm a bit around the bend, but then she took the picture. I was on the floor with dogs and my back was, for the first time, fully relaxed. All in all parity was reached.

11 comments:

  1. I think the problem here is you're thinking, ...just Anglican, ...there is so much more.

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  2. Looks more like tryptophan stupor to me. Gobble, gobble.

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  3. My idea of bliss: Surrounded by doggers, sprawled out with recent happy memories which are heavily drenched in pure love and Turkey sandwhiches--ah, I can see it on your face. All is well at this particular momento in time.

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  4. Your friend blends in so well w/ the carpet! *LOL* (What is s/he? A Goldendoodle, perhaps?)

    Parity & Hilarity: what more can we ask? ;-)

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  5. I must say that, having experienced my formative years in Okinawa, I can't believe you wear shoes in the house. Otherwise, cute doggies, dude.

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  6. All will be well and all manner of thing shall be well, all will be well. When the world seems to be going to hell in a hand basket, go back to this photo and remember a more gentle moment.

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  7. Now, see, that picture right there shows why I try to avoid them wild Holiday parities, but I'm glad you had a good time.

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  8. Parity at 8:15 p.m.
    815 Second Avenue
    Numerological connection?

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  9. Yeah, I looked like that on Friday after T'giving on Thurs AND Friday. No dogs but a small kitten sitting on my shoulder. But I think it is less parity than it is tryptophan.

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  10. Put your feet up on a stool or the sofa, stretch out the lower back, and save yourself a trip to the neurosurgeon.

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