A great piece of history as a contribution this week! Thanks for participating!
The prisoners sat around and listened to Son House play his slide guitar when he suddenly stopped and said, “Even though we can’t have all we want, we ought to be thankful we don’t get what we deserve.” Son House had been playing in a juke joint when a man went on a shooting spree, and wounded him in his leg, so he shot the man dead and received a 15-year sentence at the Mississippi State Penitentiary. Edward James “Son” House was born in 1902 and he was raised in the Mississippi Delta. He became a preacher, pastor and was a singer in his youth, although his strong religious beliefs made him adverse to the blues or anything that was not religious music. Son House took up slide guitar at the age of 25, after he heard a drinking buddy playing it one night and within weeks, he acquired a…
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A very thoughtful contribution to Simply 6! Definitely thought provoking. Thank you for participating.
When I see a statement such as the one above, I wonder who decides what I “deserve.” I mean, I can have an opinion about it, and others can have their opinions, but those are just that, opinions.
It’s kind of like on the old TV show Maude, when Maude would turn to her husband and say “God’ll get you for that, Walter.” Will God make something terrible happen to Walter because his wife said it will? As St. Paul says on two separate occasions (1 Cor. 2:16, Rom. 11:34), “who has known the Mind of God?” Maybe God is getting Maude for something she said, through what Walter has said or done.
A priest friend of mine had an expression, “God didn’t go on vacation and leave you in charge.” Or, as we said in the old neighborhood, “who died and made you the boss?” (Another thing we…
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A beautiful contribution to Simply 6! Thank you so much for participating and sharing your writing!
“There was another life that I might have had, but I am having this one.”― Kazuo Ishiguro
He is really thankful whenever he thinks of what he has that brief season. He sometimes wishes that he has another life, a normal human life, instead of being a “man” from another world, stuck on earth in an assignment to protect earth. Of course he has never thought that he would have been involved in any relationship with any earthling.
It was really a very brief year. She appears suddenly, not for any reason. She just happens to be a fellow lodger in that mountain lodge. The locked down order comes just as suddenly without notice and they have to live with each other. Just the two strangers on a mountain of 8000 ft above sea level.
From the start, they seem to know each other. Not in names or physically close…
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