Thursday, December 11, 2008


A scene from one of my favorite books and authors

"God is an iron," he said. "Did you know that?"
He went on, "If a person who indulges in gluttony is a glutton, and a person who commits a felony is a felon, then God is an iron."

I have always appreciated, noticed and even chuckled at ironic situations. I find myself in one now. I agreed to move to baltimore on the promise that we would only be here for 5 years. Five years to renovate and relocate and rent the house out. Those five years were up in May 2007 and Jim got out, but I had to stay.

I would have stayed here forever with no more whining if I only knew. Jim was ready to go, we had put in transfer applications at his job and things looked good. So maybe in 2010 (8 years later) I can get out of here. I just want to have a place for the dogs to run around a bit like our old house in Boston. Grass would be nice.

Another favorite quote, from the same author -

Shared pain is lessened; shared joy, increased — thus do we refute entropy.

Writing and sharing of my pain has lessened it. Sharing the joy I have found in life since that tragic moment, increases the joy that life can give.


Rach said...

Perfectly stated, Betsy.

As for getting the house ready and moving, good luck with that. I certainly understand the desire to have a fenced in backyard for the spotties to run around. :o)

Sharon said...

Thanks, Betsy, for opening my mind to a new author...I googled this quote and found the author...and lots more quotes :) Very descriptive and thoughtful ideas - Blessings on your week - and weekend.

BTW, 2010 will be here before you know you have any ideas where you'd like to head next? Montana has a lot of room for doggies to run :)

Betts4 said...

Sharon, my grandmother spent 15 yrs in great falls, but I never got to visit her there (she moved east and lived with us for awhile).
And the author has some great short stories- callahan's crosstime saloon is the first of the series. Science fiction but also a different way to look at life.