March 10, 2010

With a nod to David Bowie

So I’m sitting here at the office desk, surrounded by rabbits who are at rest and a house that echoes more than it used to with a whole bunch of furniture out on the patio and in the garage. Tomorrow the floors and the carpets start getting ripped up, it’s gonna one interesting next week to ten days, I’ll tell you that.

The winds of change are all around us. Effective today we said goodbye to our two AT&T e-mail addresses, replacing them with a single Cox e-mail address both Tracey and I will share. It feels weird not having them around anymore. Those were our very first e-mail addresses from our very first computer back around 199-something and Windows 95 with a 56K dial-up modem. How technology has changed, and with it, the world around us.

After being on the market for a couple of months, the house next door to us has finally been sold. Looks like the couple and their two dogs who have lived next to us ever since we’ve been here will be replaced by a family with two young teenagers. That ought to be interesting!

Next week I go to my very first confession in preparation for my being received into the Roman Catholic faith. Boy, have I got stuff to tell that priest! Fifty-five years worth! But seriously, it does feel weird, and it serves as a reminder that my leaving the church I was baptized and confirmed in is not something anyone should do casually. In my mind, I know I’m doing the right thing; I feel like the Prodigal Son walking up the last hill, knowing that just over this ridge is home. And I’m ready to come home, to the faith that’s been calling me for so many years.

There’s something about change that feels as equally exciting as it is unnerving. It’s the excitement of feeling alive, and the unnerving quality that comes with it. We all love our comfort zones – and believe me, I’m looking forward to that time when the new floors are down and we can start putting this house back together! But sometimes you have to take a step outside yourself and what you feel comfortable with in order to be alive. Life is for the living.

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