2010-02-26 - 7:00 a.m.
too much, not enough
as you make a vast, relentless inventory of all the things you own, you will wonder, how many shoes do most people have? how many t-shirts? how many pairs of jeans? in some way, you suspect this has to do with death.
it all accumulates so strangely. how many dried-up pens do most people have? here's a mug that weeps slowly through a crack.
as the bible says, you are already saved (Rom. 8:24, Eph. 2:5–8), but you are also being saved (1 Cor. 1:8, 2 Cor. 2:15, Phil. 2:12), and you have the hope that you will be saved (Rom. 5:9–10, 1 Cor. 3:12–15). you are working out your salvation in fear and trembling (Phil. 2:12), with hopeful confidence in the promises of christ (Rom. 5:2, 2 Tim. 2:11–13).
outside in the snow, the garden looks so tightly edited.
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listening to: public radio.
reading: mavis gallant, "travelers must be content."
working on: making figures for department seminar.
in the garden: daffodils are budding.