Bowie allows that he might, at this point, be entitled to a drink.
Travis replies, "Now, you know, Jim, I don't drink." He goes on to say that he left a pregnant wife, dallies with prostitutes, and gambled his way into heavy debt..."But I draw the line at drinking."
Bowie laughs. "You know, if you live another five years, you might be a great man."
"I think I will have to settle for what I am now."
I will have to settle for what I am now.
There's a Zen-like clarity of thought there...because it's true for all of us.
Yesterday is a ghost, and tomorrow is a dream. Today is all we have, and all we are.
What a wonderful opportunity!
This very moment can be our defining moment, the moment when we truly chose to be Christ-like in thought and deed.
We may not be placed to have a great impact on this world, but that doesn't matter, because in God's accounting, it's not about the world.
It's about you, and the free choices you make. God doesn't care about your past, and He's not promised you anything but the moment you're in. He's watching you now, and waiting to see what you decide to do.
The musical choice today is from The Alamo; it's a scene in which, as Santa Ana's bandsmen give their nightly 'serenade' of Deguello (which means 'to cut the throat), Davy Crockett brings up his violin and adds to the melody. It's a beautiful moment, and I hope it happened for real.
Please pardon my slow response to comments. I do my best, and your comments are really precious to me. Barb is answering many of them now. I'm running on fumes, if you don't mind a macho metaphor.
I'm grateful for the energy to have written this. I'm so glad Barbara's stepped in for many of my posts. I'm really not doing well at all.
Thanks to Carol Ashby, Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart is back on Kindle, and will be available in paperback soon.
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