Days rush by. I don’t seem to have the creativity I once had and I know my body is failing in so many ways. I used to run, now my gait is a pitiful wobble. Even my meals don’t taste exciting, though I continue to eat them. My prayer life is routine though occasionally there is a slight lifting of the curtain that separates me and Our Lord. The passion that once ruled my life is now quietly resting.
I haven’t found a book recently that I want to hold in my hand. Kindle contains both the great classics –hard to read– or trashy novels about bizarre, mutated creatures or horrors full of gore and screaming. I’d like to read something nice, but clever and well written.
I am barely holding on to sanity in a culture careening downhill to destruction. It is all me. Selfies, Facebook successes, Instagram tales and TV brutality reign. The violence troubles me. And, there is nothing quiet now, nothing private. The cup is half-full where it used to run over.