Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage . . . They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.
~Psalm 84:5

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Life's Absurdities

So I'm sitting in Common Grounds (yes, there is one in D.C. actually Virginia) and a guy walked in carrying 30 or so wind chimes. Do you have any idea how loud 30 wind chimes are? Loud. Everyone turned to see who was jangling, and we saw a kid selling them for his youth group. What guts, huh?
After he walked in a girl followed with her wolf. That's right folks, first a kid with 30 wind chimes and then a girl with a wolf. Where am I, you might ask. A big city. Living for 2.5 years in the land of t-shirts and identical white flippy skirts, I'd forgotten about the wonderful absurdities of city life.
Other absurdities I've experienced today:
1. Reading the bible in pig latin.
2. Hearing the names my carpool has given to the homeless men they pass everyday. There is one guy who has a different pair of shoes each day. Nice shoes.
3. There's also this guy who sits on his porch everyday and watches the traffic go by and laughs. He always wears the same thing and sits in the same position. Why?
4. Watching professionals sun bathe on their lunch breaks in the square with the homeless. They lay down in the grass to tan next to the homeless men sleeping.
As long as there is people in this world, I'll never get bored.

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