This is a wire Tree of Life shadowbox sculpture I did back in 2012 entitled Bayou Religion. I did 3 of them.
I believe it is pretty appropo for today. I hope you see why. May they rest in peace.
Please please pray for peace, an end to violence and hate, and renewed hearts.
Scary thing happened to me this evening. I had to stop for gas at a truck stop near where I live and while I was at the pump, a man snuck up behind me and growled at me, which of course made me jump out of my skin. Luckily I had my hand in my pocket and I blurted out “You’re lucky I didn’t shoot you!”
He just laughed and laughed.
Here is the worst part – his buddy, who was washing the windshield of his truck, said “I’m sorry. He does that to all the old ladies pumping gas.”
This is a true story. Of course, I realize that the most serious part is that anything could have happened even though the gas pumps were well lit and there were lots of people around. Perhaps I should be more aware of my surroundings. I thought I was doing a good job, but no, I guess not. It was a lesson learned.
Now that that is over with, let me tell you about the elephant in the room. There is something to be said about what my dear brother refers to as “Oldage”. I have noticed that I get the senior citizen discount without any one asking. I have noticed that when I see people I haven’t seen in years, they look older. Even my husband’s dr. looked at me funny (after pressing me to get a flu vaccine) when I told him that I won’t now, but maybe when I get old.
Damn. It sure slipped up on me quickly. But trust me…I will not go gently into that good night! I might look the part but I don’t feel the part. I’m loving my life. And thanking and praising God for all the blessings He gifts me with is the best part.
Please remember to pray for peace, y’all. And it might be a good idea to throw some praise and thanksgiving in that prayer for all the good Lord has done for you. Gratitude never hurts. Myself, I’m thanking God that my husband’s surgery was a success! Also, that the nut at the gas station didn’t harm me and I didn’t have to shoot him.
God bless y’all.