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Preparing for the Storm

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A hurricane approaches the East Coast. Folks have been out buying supplies, bread, food, wood, liquor, preparing for the worst or for the storm. I, too, took steps to prepare, made a mushroom lasagna, stopped at my favorite Mexican chicken place and ordered an extra meal.    I also took a way around my wonderful neighborhood and stopped by my daughter CCL’s house to visit with Jean Claude and Roxie.  Only Roxie ventured out to greet me, after I turned the television on and began watching “Leverage,” a TNT show she likes.   I presume Jean Claude was still sleeping – you know how guys are.

You know it’s so funny, we know the steps to prepare for the worse, buy bread, buy milk, buy batteries but what about routine steps to prepare for the best for the time that comes after the storm, the wind, the rain.  We should start making rituals for that time too:  cleaning the debris, replanting the flower bed, fixing the roof or nourishing our souls.

A Drink From A Certain Fountain

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There is an old “Twilight Zone” episode, “A Drink From A Certain Fountain” in which a man wishing to impress his younger wife takes a youth enhancing drug to most interesting consequences. Recently I had the opportunity to visit with friends, there was wine but also afterwards it felt like I had been slipped a mental “Mickey.” Dizzy and a bit disoriented I went to CCL’s house where I took a quick nap. Still, today trying to regain my composure. I guess the lesson is to always be careful from whose cup you drink. Encouragement, mental support and love are served up by friends but not always As humans we sometimes serve up confusion, discouragement, complaint and maybe envy. Always forgivenss is the answer – then it is also up to us to whether we want to take what someone suggests or infers about us with a grain of salt.