Listening to every heart
"He blames all you "internet people" for the changes in me yanno."
What is mine doing at your house, anyway?
Now, on Balance...
God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the archangel, found him, resting on the seventh day. He inquired of God,
"Where have you been?"
God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction, and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds,
"Look, Michael. Look what I've made."
Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said,
"What is it?"
"It's a planet," replied God, "and I've put Life on it. I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to be a great place of balance."
"Balance?" inquired Michael, still confused.
God explained, pointing to different parts of earth.
"For example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while southern Europe is going to be poor. Over there I've placed a continent of white people, and over there is a continent of black people. Balance in all things,"
God continued pointing to different countries.
"This one will be extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered in ice."
The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed to a land area and said,
"What's that one?"
"Ah," said God. "That's Washington State, the most glorious place on earth. There are beautiful mountains, rivers and streams, lakes, forests, hills, plains, and coulees. The people from Washington State are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going to be found traveling the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, high achieving, and they will be known throughout the world as diplomats, and carriers of peace."
Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then proclaimed,
"What about balance, God? You said there would be balance."
"There is another Washington...wait until you see the idiots I put there."
My husband got a job. After five years of "retirement", all of his friends, his mother, and when necessary, your very own Moi, have at one time or ten thousand, said, "you need something to DO!" Sons-in-law, daughters, said friends, have said, "you have too much to offer to not be out SHARING it." [And it's true, he does!]
There have been a few attempts in the last couple of years [once he figured out that the brain tumor wasn't his way "out-out"] and he apparently fit all of the 'we need to turn you away because,' requirements. Too old, not old enough, too experienced, too old to gather experience, etc.
We will know, however, the day after Labor Day [ironic] whether or not this new position will be meet his expectations. It's a part-time job, working with troubled kids in a boy's "home" that is quite well known around the states. He will transport students to and from appointments; he will work in the admin office doing whatever is required in a clerical sense [puff-stuff] and he will do the school's "shopping". Now here is where he will excel, simply because, beside Mysteria, he is probably one of the world's great shoppers! He finds bargains even when they aren't there. He'll get to shop to his heart's content for their inventory supplies and food, etc., using their vehicles, on their credit card. He'll probably save them so much money for their necessities they'll either give him a raise or put him on full time. [I see benefits everywhere!!!]
His military training and counseling time will stand in him good stead in interacting with the boys.
And, best of all - he was hired on in the middle of the interview...
Maybe things will finally lighten up a bit.
If it can happen here, serenity, it can happen ANYWHERE!