God loves nonsense, too

John and Yoko in bed

Last night I decided to write a light-hearted blog post today with the title “God loves nonsense, too.”

At 1:30 a.m., wide awake, staring at the ceiling, my mind dictated an entire serious and logical post about “levels of awareness” that excited the dickens out of me and kept me awake until 3 a.m.

Five minutes ago the typing fingers started poetic flowery metaphor about holding the world briefly in cupped hands.

Now it changes once again back to the reality of what’s actually happening here. What’s actually present and holy in this moment. This ever-changing moment.

–We’ve lost Barry’s new black socks, the ones we bought at Walmart two days ago. He swears he cut open the plastic bag and put the socks away in the closet. The Holy’s eaten them, apparently. (I like that metaphor. He would roll his eyes if I said something so ridiculous, so spiritual.)

Fairy dark

–It’s still fairly dark at 8 a.m. (I typed fairy dark. Don’t you like that?) We’re heading down, down, down the tunnel toward Winter Solstice on December 21st. I often think of the Christian tradition of Advent, lighting candles for four Sundays before Christmas. We used to do this when the kids were young. They also opened Advent calendars. A couple of years ago my daughter bought me an Advent calendar filled with tea. Every day I opened a tiny window to reveal a different kind of tea. How awesome is that?

–I have nothing official planned for today. Maybe baking some healthy cookies? Finishing and publishing this blog post, for sure. A brisk walk up or down the road, hopefully. Perhaps planning some upcoming menus. Calling my mom. Oh, and really, truly, I must get back to cleaning and decluttering the house before the Christmas deadline. I was going gung-ho until our floor sanding project. Then everything went on the back burner. Time to refocus and clean, clean, clean.

OK, let’s go back to the “God loves nonsense” theme, shall we? Yesterday I stumbled across this song by the Muppets on Facebook. It’s called Mah-Na Mah-Na, originally performed on Sesame Street in 1969.

The silliness of this song cheered me up so much after all the virus sorrow. I have watched it six, eight, ten times? Each time have giggled a bit more.

God loves nonsense, too. Wouldn’t you agree?

Feel free to share any nonsense in the comments. God will love it. (P.S. Isn’t that ridiculous? Pretending to know what the Holy loves or doesn’t love. Total nonsense!)

Day 48 of a seventy-five day journey to connect more deeply with God, Spirit, Holy, Love…to explore “What the Heart Knows” during the waning days of 2020.

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I live in the middle of the woods in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Next to Lake Superior's cold shores. I love to blog.
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28 Responses to God loves nonsense, too

  1. Oh yes – cheers to nonsense. So the Holy ate Barry’s socks. Well, at least consuming the entire sock, not just the toes or heels. Wait awake and can’t sleep, so you write a blog post? Oh yes – I’ve done that! That is nonsense!!!

  2. Larissa says:

    Fairy dark 💖

    If the Holy ate Barry’s socks, it is probably so she can poop out a sweater for someone who needs it.

    (God loves potty humor too)

    • Kathy says:

      OK, Larissa, I laughed so hard I almost couldn’t stop laughing! And wouldn’t have that been nonsense? Have never ONCE thought before now that God might love potty humor as well!

      • Larissa says:

        Oh, I am so glad you laughed! I was afraid that joke might have been a bit much (though it is a perennial favorite at my house)

  3. Debbie says:

    What a great idea for an Advent calendar! You can sip a cup of tea and ease down to your calm place. And I’m still giggling over the idea of ‘fairy dark.’ Yes, it does feel like I need more light at this time of year. No matter how cold it gets, give me sunshine and I’m okay!

    • Kathy says:

      Debbie, that Advent calendar was so cool! You would have loved it. And isn’t it funny how you can accidentally type things that are cool like “fairy dark”. Lol. Hoping you have a little sunshine down in your neck of the woods. It’s cloudy and dark and dismal here today thus far. And I’ve gotten very little accomplished!

  4. leelah saachi says:

    ABSOLUTELY does she love nonsense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Susan D. says:

    “Fairy dark” – so delightful! And missing brand new black socks that the Holy’s eaten! Love, love. Am such a fan of the Muppets, too, and that is one great song that always gets stuck in my head all day. And I don’t even mind. It is so fun, and nonsensical. Oh, yes, I do think God loves nonsense, too. And delights in the nonsense we create and partake in. Such fun and joy. Thanks for this today. Love!

    • Kathy says:

      Oh that fairy dark! I chortled. So you’ve known of this Muppets song all along, Susan? I am thinking that God laughs with us all the time. Big heart guffaws. He/she may even give rock gifts that say “LAUGH”. I am glad you liked this!

  6. Amanda-Lyn says:

    Love the Muppets ♥ my favorite is their Christmas Carol one…used to watch it every year at my HS ((which ironically…was a Christian HS)). The best nonsense I’ve ever had is at church ♥

    • Kathy says:

      Amanda-Lyn, I am over at YouTube right now and playing the Christmas Carol song. Not sure if I know it. Or are there many songs from the Christmas Carol movie? I had to smile at your comment about the best nonsense you’ve ever had is at church. *grin*

  7. Barb says:

    I do hope the Holy finds a way to show Barry where he misplaced his socks. I think all that we are, serious or light-hearted, anything that occurs in life, is part of the Holy. Not being able to turn the brain off in the middle of the night sometimes causes me to creep out of bed (so I don’t wake Bob) and read or write for awhile. Sometimes the harder I try to block thoughts, the more they insist on intervening on what should be my sleep time.

    • Kathy says:

      Guess what? The Holy did reveal his/her little joke! The socks were exactly where they were supposed to be–and neither of us could see them. Our eyes must have been blinded. You are so right that it’s sometime best just to get out of bed and not lie there tossing and turning. I should have just got up and started writing. Will remember your advice for next time.

  8. Alanna says:

    So Kathy, I’m talking fairy dark into my must use words in the future! By the way I looked up Mahna Mahna with the Muppets on YouTube and there’s numerous versions, even one with Donald Trump that’s so hysterical. I watched a bit of all of them. Thanks for making me laugh today!

    • Kathy says:

      I am glad you, too, are enamoured with the fairy dark term. We must remember to sprinkle it liberally in our descriptions of darkness! Thanks for the recommendation about Donald Trump Mahna Mahna. Barry and I watched and laughed a lot. Then we followed down a rabbit hole into other Trump parodies. A fun way to spend fifteen minutes on a December Saturday afternoon.

  9. paintdigi says:

    your blog is very beautiful … Bravo 🌺🍁☘

  10. Stacy says:

    I find the Holy in children. My granddaughter loves that song, so maybe God does, too. XOXO

  11. Robin says:

    I love the idea of fairy dark. It’s when the winter fairies come out and sprinkle everything with frost and sparkles. 😀

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