In my daily short dialogues, allegedly with Mary, our Blessed Mother, it seemed to me she told me about this:
“We want you to be drawn into the deeper mysteries of the faith. Plunging into the creative heart and mind of God the Father through being out in nature is good, outside of the man-made world, but also contemplative prayer draws you out of your smaller intellectual world. Even if your philosophy is true, you need to let yourself be always drawn into the higher being of the Trinity.”
HAPPINESS FOR THE OLD HAG:
About 6 months ago I bought an Osterizer.
THIS MEANS THAT WHEN MY SEVEN BOTTOM TEETH GO, I WON'T HAVE TO REMAIN ON A DIET OF ENSURE!!!
(For new readers I have denture on the top but 7 remaining fangs at the bottom with an unpredictable future!)
Hope this makes you laugh, too.
I AM THINKING THAT PART OF MY VOCATION AS AN OLD TEACHER AND WRITER IS TO MAKE YOUNGER READERS HAVE LESS DREAD OF THEIR OWN FUTURES BY PROVING IT COULD BE MORE FUNNY THAN THEY THINK.
Another little joke about this that I like to trot out is: “I used to dread having some painful, long drawn out dying process, but now I think I might just “die laughing.”