I Pray. Willingly.
Never thought I'd get to this point. I was coerced into praying when I was a wee lad. I learned the "Hail Mary," and "Our Father." Classics in the Catholic tradition. I do remember them. I remember going to confession and being assigned a number of "Hail Marys" and "Our Fathers" to atone for my sins. I kneeled in the church pew and prayed. I didn't like it. It always seemed like a game, a sham, a little joke. Even that little wee lad suspected something was up. Like I was being fooled, being a fool.
I can recite those old prayers. But they are like old pop hits, think "Sugar, Sugar" or "Sweet Caroline," sequences of words burned into my consciousness that I don't really like, that I no longer sing or recite.
No. I don't pray the classics. After years of meditating I offer up my own homemade ditties. What do I pray for?
Peace. Love. Happiness. A good lunch. Sunny day. A better future. $. All the best for those I care about. Justice. Karma. Good will. Health.
And who do I pray to?
The Wind. The Trees. The Day. The Great What's It!? The Cosmic Giggle. The Void. The Darkness. The Light.
It's a kind of a simple, meager, thing; praying. But what the hell. It can't hurt, right?!
- Low Battery!
- Incarnation It's a Big Job!
- A Light from the Shadows Shall Spring!
- Some days it's heroic just to "go on."
- Hippocrates Was One Smart Greek!
- If You are Jeff...
- No One Saw It Coming...
- No Dogma!
- Chaos Upon Chaos!
- Old Testament Thing...
- The "Holy Shite Phase" of Our Constitutional Crisi...
- Can You Make Someone Love What You Love?
- What's It About?!
- Aesthetic Biases & Preferences!
- Still Popping Off on "Art!"
- Teaches Us How to Touch!
- "Roma" - Exquisite, Changes Your Sense of Time...
- Celebrity Culture is a Terrible Thing...
- The To-ing, the Fro-ing!
- The Stupid Way...
- Existential Funk!
- My Bi-Polar, Well-Rounded Life!
- We Live With Contradiction...
- Now What America?!
- We Need A Miracle to Save Our Little Blue Planet!
- I Pray Willingly.
- What To Do With Useless Man?!
- A Good Place to Go!
- Hanoi Jane - Ringing the Bell 3 Times for Peace & ...
- The Good Lies...
- Lessons in Life - Lying is a Waste of Time!
- ▼ December (31)
- ► 2017 (365)
- ► 2016 (366)
- ► 2015 (365)
- ► 2014 (365)
- ► 2013 (365)
- ► 2012 (366)
- ► 2011 (365)
- ► 2010 (370)
- ► 2009 (366)
- ► 2008 (360)
- ► 2007 (285)
- ► 2006 (183)
- ► 2005 (350)