Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I think the reasons we humans exist are far beyond our capacity to comprehend. But I like to theorize on the subject anyway.

I’ve heard it said that humans are a result of God’s joy. This got me thinking - what if our existence was less of a conscious thought (though still not accidental) and more of a reaction? Like maybe when God laughs, the laugh takes the shape of a wisp of human being. Not like milk that comes shooting out of his nose when he hears a good joke, but maybe God-laughter is the essence of a soul. And maybe a yawn looks like the Red Wood Forrest. And, ok, maybe if things do come shooting out of God’s nose, they look like whales.

Hmmm. But who can really say for sure?

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Last minute fun

Just before Sam started his new job we took a quick trip to Wisconsin to visit his grandparents. Here’s a cute picture of them near the lighthouse.

We also visited the Cleveland Zoo while we had some free time. Hmm, hanging out with caged animals right before Sam started his new job. Is that foreshadowing? : )

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Joie de vivre

So, Sam has a job now. After a few wonderful months of time off, he’ll now be working with a big architecture firm right downtown. This isn’t like Colorado Springs’s downtown. Sam will be working on the 19th floor (not the highest floor of his building), which is several stories higher than the current tallest building in Colorado Springs. This also means parking is not included with employment, so he’ll be taking the train to work. That sounds so big-city to me. Commuting will definitely be a big change from the 2 ½ block walk he used to have. Just another change among many – I think we’re becoming “worldly.”

Sunday, September 7, 2008


I love the old story of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint ExupĂ©ry. If you don’t have time to read the whole book, I recommend at least reading Chapter 21. It offers beautiful insight into the important things in life (which come across more profoundly if you imagine the fox speaking with a French accent).