Wednesday, April 27, 2011

W is for Wednesday, April 27th; W is also for Work and is the 23rd Letter of the Alphabet

            (I've played fast and loose with the rules of this little endeavor, and I do apologize, but it has been more fun this way, so I am happy to say that I'd do this all the same way again. Now, on with the blog!)
            Work is another one of those 4-letter words. Do you like it? Are you one of those workaholics who get high on hard work, and take pride in a job well done? I tend to be proud of the work after it's done; I appreciate it much better then. I'm just not one to see it in a positive light until it's done; it keeps me busy, that's the long and short of it. Pays the bills and my taxes... When I'm doing something boring like chasing the mower around the yard, I'm usually working on a story or daydreaming (same thing, really 8-). I have strange thoughts behind a push mower, and it's pretty much the only exercise I ever get, so hurray for mowing the grass!
            W is the 23rd letter of the Alphabet, and has no other connection to the 23rd Psalm; but it is my very favorite one. It and Ecclesiastes are the best parts of the Bible, IMHO-

23rd Psalm- The LORD Is My Shepherd
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord, forever.

            There's a bit in 'V for Vendetta' where that silly old queen shows Evie (?) his Koran and she is shocked- 'What, are you a Muslim?' And he says, 'Heavens no, I'm in television.' He says something else, to the effect that it is beautiful; that he's moved by it, and he is not afraid (You should live your life unafraid, even if (no, especially if!) you do have enemies and troubles- the things I learn in escapist movies...).
            The words of the psalm above speak to me; they're an artifact of my people, and of a religion and a God with which I have my own personal issues. Which is as it should be; your relationship, or lack thereof, with a God or Gods, is personal and private. Bear witness to what you believe and what you are proud to represent.

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