I have been trying to think what to write about my life right now to a five year old in Tanzania and a ten year old in Ecuador.  I have no good answers, and life lately has left me stunned and silent.  I am currently caught in the middle of a lawsuit involving a boat and a bathtub that will leave me having to move on again, slightly out-of-area, and cut off from my family for awhile.  Definitely cut off from Los Angeles.  There are advantages and disadvantages.  I have been thinking about many things.

I am on the bathtub end of the lawsuit, which will keep me driven from the house until it is fixed.  This morning I went to mass.  Fr. Arturo got an ‘A’ in homiletics in two languages (and surely an ‘A’ in choir as well).  This morning’s text was Luke 6:20-26 — the Beatitudes and their inverse.  I could not stop crying.

2013 isn’t working out, but God is on the throne and I am loved.  I’m not sure much more needs to or can be said.


Wentworth Wigglewhiskers

I drew this for a dear friend — niece of another dear friend — a few years back.  The full picture was Eleanor and Wentworth with  a cupcake.  Wentworth is getting on, but he and his amazing family really light my life.  I am tired and wondering what is next.

Blessings — VKS

4 thoughts on “Silence

  1. Our readings of the day were II Corinthians 7:1-10 and John 11:47-54. Counsel ending in the benefits of godly sorrow and the peril of worldly sorrow, and a bit about a bad man unwittingly advancing the Divine purpose. They seemed pertinent to me, as the Daily Readings invariably do.

    Bless you, VKS.

    • I always count it a great disservice to Christians that the liturgical calendar has fallen out in so many ways. It’s as arbitrary a tradition as anything, I suppose, but it ensures the gospel is covered more comprehensively.

  2. 2013 has been an unlucky time here in the Hutch Household too. It seems like things just won’t stop going wrong. Whee are determined that things are changing now and the bad things have come to an end. It may be silly to think like this but it gives us some sort of comfort to know that bad times come to an end. Whee hope you feel better soon and send all our love to you and the Wigglewhiskers.

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

    • I don’t believe in luck, I believe in God. Still, this is a messed up world in a lot of ways where messed up stuff happens. May sweet Nacho and Noah bring new blessings and brightness to life in your household.

      You’ve probably gleaned mention somewhere of my affinity for Ignatian Spirituality (based on the teachings and The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, a.k.a., the Jesuit order). A great introduction to all things Ignation is James Martin, S.J.’s book The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything: A Spirituality for Real Lufe. One of the main tenets of Ignatian Spirituality is finding God in all things.

      That’s the one that keeps me sane.

      Blessings to you, my hooman friend, and to all your adorable fuzzy crew.

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