In Uncategorized on March 4, 2017 at 4:40 pm
far from home
wandering through the great apostasy.
Tempted by Coca Cola,
shunning coffee and other like beverages,
is your truth too good for me?
You all rush to share it
with the pretty Asian girls.
Was there nothing on
those buried gold plates
Elohim wanted you
to share with me?
I’ll just have to cross my own desert.
Not for the first time.
Those Mormon boys were hanging around Chinatown in Sydney, and no matter how many times I walked past, ready to talk to them about Joseph Smith, they were too busy sharing their truth* with pretty girls.
*In the words of Vyvyan#, “I’ve never heard it called that before”.
#When some pompous old bloke said he wanted to “protect” Felicity Kendall.%
%”Felicity, you fill me with electricity” – Rik
In Uncategorized on January 7, 2014 at 8:42 pm
We seek God in beauty. Some look to the purity of mathematics, and the fact that here is a language in which the (known) complex truths of the universe can be expressed elegantly, though perhaps the greatest wonder is that there is a language in which they can be expressed at all. Others look to the way all things mesh in a complex working pattern that speaks of reason going up and going down.
All of these pale next to the everyday poetry of the English language. Just to steal a few recent examples from overheard exchanges with, oh, I don’t know, some random stranger and
my their children:
The rubbish goes in
Or the plaintive cry that echoes through the ages
is my clean
The simplest is my favourite, and is what gives me comfort at 3am
on my shoe
Some will argue that these rhymes in-built into the language are mere happenstance and not demonstrative of anything, that for proof of the divine one must reveal a deeper poetry, expressed more subtly than in rhyme. Look no further. What could resonate deeper in the human soul than this cry of anguish, taken again at random from a snippet of a television show that I could not possibly have been watching? The scream of despair from a dismissed suitor, banished by Desiree from “The Bachelorette:
I’m not just a magician!
I am at peace, regardless of what comes my way today.