Confehr: Forgetful, witness to calming waterfall

Friday, November 13, 2009

Today's tale of forgetfulness comes from a new friend, Janie.

It seems that one of her long-time friends had a habit of taking a shower when she came home from work.

It's a personal experience in which we know we're alone and feel relief as stress washes away from the day that's worn us out, and those cares, they just drain away.

Our lady in the shower had been grocery shopping on her way home after a stressful day.

That hot shower melted her mood into that zone where we saw Marion Crane, played by Janet Leigh, in the 1960 movie "Psycho," just moments before Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates starts slashing through the shower curtain.

Our lady in the shower emerges well relaxed and, while drying off alone, in private, and thinking thoughts of things she'll do while safe at home - she sees a gallon milk jug on the sink counter.

That's out of place. What's going on here? Who's been in my house?

She dries faster, dresses and, after searching her sanctuary, finds she's secure and wants to return to that solitary contemplative place. So, she boils water for a cup of tea and opens the refrigerator, reaches for milk and finds her purse.

These are the parables of today from people who walk the walk, live and let live, for tomorrow is another day, and frankly my dear, well, you knew he really did.