Today, the earth trembled.

It shuddered and shook and rattled my candle holders. To be honest, I had no idea what was happening at first. I thought it was the wind. (Our very tall apartment building tends to move in the wind. I’m used to it.) But then I realized, that ain’t no wind. The lack of wind noises was a big hint. (I’m a bright one, I am.) I thought maybe there was a problem with the building. (A happy thought, that one.) (more…)

Closed door, open door

My cat hates doors. Well, mostly she hates closed ones. If she’s on the inside of a closed door, she feels trapped. If she’s on the outside, she feels left out. She loses the ability to function. She paws at the door. She cries. She rolls around on the floor like a very weird cat. All because of one closed door.

I don’t do well with closed doors either. Not so much literally as figuratively. I think it’s common to most humans. We see a closed door and we fixate on what could have been. We ponder what might be behind that door (something fabulous and wonderful, of course!) We wonder why it’s closed. Why aren’t we allowed to go through it? Why has God closed that door to us? (more…)