Chamblee54

Smell the Flowers

Posted in Religion by chamblee54 on May 8, 2008



I recently exchanged emails with someone. He is the Big Dog at a Jesus Worship blog where I am banned from commenting. He invited me to peruse the definition of profane, and said that some of my comments were indeed profane.
Now, a matter like that is a semantic goldmine. It should give me the seed of at least one post, and I was going to tackle it without delay. However, my experience this morning put that post on hold. It will be ok.

A popular Atlanta radio whiner had just had knee reconstruction surgery, and was high on pain pills. One of his golf partners was married to a Republican spokeswoman, and they got onto the Republican plan for America. Fist, we were going to lower taxes and make government smaller (All while borrowing money from China to keep 160k troops in Babylon). Next, we were going to de fund planned parenthood because they promote abortions.
The whiner…a spell check suggestion for his name is abort…went off the medicated edge. Yes, we are going to make government smaller, but use the force of the police state to tell a woman what to do with her womb. This is the reason the Republicans are going to lose so badly. It went on for several highly entertaining minutes, until I reached my destination and had to go inside.

This was in Drugless County, a once rural stretch of neo Alabama off i20. I like to explore, to see places that I have not seen before and probably will not again. It is one thing about this business of making local deliveries that I enjoy.
On the way back to “civilization” I passed Jolly Wally’s Superette, and stopped at a Texaco. The truck runs a lot better when you put gasoline in the tank on a regular basis. There was a bearded man fueling his pickup truck at the next pump.
After I got the receipt, I went inside the gas station to find a men’s room. When you and your water bottle drive long distances, this cannot happen soon enough. Alas, the restroom was out of order.

I went in back of the place, and found a path leading through the weeds. After making my way far back enough to camouflage my activity, I added some fluids to the mix. And it hit me…this is the Georgia that I know and love. Everywhere you look is greenery, most of it weeds. Many of these weeds had serious briars, and must be negotiated with caution. Some of the rest were in May bloom, and the air was full of the perfume. The earth had probably been bulldozed a while back, and these plants were the ones to fight their way into existence. It was as if I was surrounded by G-d.
When I got back to the truck, the bearded man was scratching his lottery ticket.
Sometimes you have to stop and smell the flowers, and appreciate whatever it was that led you to them.

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  1. […] netbros wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptIt was as if I was surrounded by Gd. When I got back to the truck, the bearded man was scratching his lottery ticket. Sometimes you have to stop and smell the flowers, and appreciate whatever it was that led you to them. […]


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