Thursday, May 14, 2009

something to ponder under the tree

When I started all this I framed it within the paradigm of Jonah sitting under the Castor Oil tree pondering Nineva.

In one of Kurt Vonnegut's novels, he invents a religion called, I think, Bonkonoism. At any rate, the creation story of that religion is this: God looked at all the mud and made some of it sit up and live. And the mud that sat up said to God, 'what does this mean?' And God answered, 'It has to mean something?' The mud that said up said, 'of course it does!' And God said, 'I'll leave that to you....' And God went away.

Something like that.

And something to consider under your own personal Castor Oil tree.

What does 'meaning' mean? Where does it come from? Why do we need it?

Before the worm eats your tree, ponder that....

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some ponderings by an aging white man who is an Episcopal priest in Connecticut. Now retired but still working and still wondering what it all means...all of it.