Sunday, May 06, 2007

Perspective


maybe one day everything in heaven comes apart...maybe - theological leanings and preferences mean jack shit when horrors like this in the algarve occur

too tired for sleep and too wounded to hurt...

for madeleine...come on god, come good with this one...

10 comments:

Anna said...

Beautiful perspective Paul. I love this shot. I will be praying for your friend.

mister tumnus said...

i agree. i don't really pray anymore, but like you said, theology means nothing in times like this and so it is that i found myself praying in front of the news on telly the other night. i really hope it will be ok. i can't imagine what this must be like for the family.

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

thanks anna - i don't know them from adam, but the McCann family need all the prayers they can get right now

shirley
kept looking at my two wee ones and wondering what the hell i would be doing in the same situation (as I'm sure you and every other parent has the last few days) . i have little forgiveness for those who mess with children (i think jesus gave his most severe judgement to those who did)

at times like this the only prayer i know is the one annie lamott suggests - help help help

just hope we get chance to say the other half of her greatest prayer - thank you thank you thank you

Anna said...

BTW Paul, I love the videos you have been putting on your blog. I really like the Dixie Chicks. One of my favorite songs is Taking the Long Way. It reminds me of my own spiritual walk...take a listen if you havent heard it already.

Awareness said...

hi paul.

I was unaware of the story/situation you were referring to. It wasn't in the news here. but, I went on the bbc site and read about it. My heart breaks when I hear of abductions like this.

I too can't imagine the horror and the unrelenting anxiety this family is feeling.....and the little one? I can't even let my imagination go down that road.

As much as we make all concerted attempts to provide safety and protection, it's stories like this one and little Madeleine that make us realize that it can happen even with our best efforts in place.

will be praying across the pond for this little one.......

Rainbow dreams said...

sometimes words fail and prayers are all we have, I hope they are enough...

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

anna, will do that later, thanks - shame they are still hated so much by some back in your homeland for exercising their freedom of speech....i think they have some profound things to say and sing about

dana, had nightmares that my little hannah was kidnapped last night - scared the shit out of me - i truly would do time for the vengence i would inact on anyone who messed with my kids - not the way of shalom i know but every parent wants to keep their children from all harm there is something so primal about it - i was shocked when i felt it so deeply and it still shocks me today - the world awaits us all i guess but not this kind of thing when you are 3

i pray this has a good ending

katie
me too, i don't even have the prayers - just longing - maybe they are the best prayers...

Mr. Althouse said...

That's a great shot, Paul. I hope all works out for you.

Thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog - it means a great deal to me.

Mike

Niki said...

My thoughts and prayers too go out at this time.

Reading you parents express your fierce protections of your children is beautiful. It makes me want to forgive my Dad and move on. Maybe someday.

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

mike
thank you, as your time and comments do to me...journey well friend

niki
i am sure you will one day - i feel so sick in the pit of my stomach for this girl and all children like her whose innocence is taken - it's a long road - stick with it...