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.)
–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.