Another time, another place
lazy days, quieter times
where television news didn’t rule the day
where children played in innocence
in country lanes or on tree-lined streets
off the towns central core
of country store, drugstore, and maybe a diner or two
with a small town community center
and of course the church
where friends and neighbours
gather Sundays to pray.
Today on Thursday Doors I searched for this picture, that I might have shown you before. It inspired me then, and it does now.. because my friend, I want to slow down, we are not slowing down before we act. We are seeing this in the upheaval in the world around us.
We celebrate the past, and the soldiers who died for a cause. Yet on the next page is a story of aggression and violence.
People move to the country to get away from “city” living, and then they want the “city” comforts to be built around them, Where once the quiet town enjoy a peaceful surround. They discover that where once the dairy farm had been, a big box store was going in. The lovely little glen and babbling brook that ran behind the farmer’s home, was being paved over for a parking lot
Doors are opportunities. They open to new discoveries, or close to hide or forget the past. Doors are symbolic, doors are not a decoration, they serve a purpose. This door, to me, is symbolic of another time, a reminder that yes, we can go forward, and we can progress, but look how well maintained this door is. It may be plain, but it serves, and it is respected, someone has lovingly kept this building maintained.
Let us look after our selves, we do maintenance on our cars and homes regularly to keep them tip top. It is time to make sure that we maintain balance in our lives too. Spiritual healing, is imperative, put love back in our lives, not lust, but LOVE
PL Precept 14 World Peace is Everything
PL Precept # 20 Live maintaining equilibrium between mind and matter.