This is really not a post, but a comment to Lingamish’s post on the end of the world.
I’m very aware that I have entered the world of blogging as one coming in from the technological Stone Age. However, thanks to Lingamish, I’m using (in the most basic sense of the world) Windows Live Writer to write my posts, I now know how to single space hard return (I still think it’s ridiculous that you have to do something EXTRA to make that happen, when I believe it should be the default) AND I’ve learned that it’s better to reply to someone else’s post with a post on your own blog than it is to comment on the original blog. I don’t usually remember that until after I’ve hit submit.
However, TODAY, I read Lingalinga’s post “The Truth to Summer’s Lie”, and learned that, for many reasons, including my own anonymity, the end of the world is already here. Did I panic? No. God, in His Providence, had already prepared me to process such news calmly, through a poem I had just read. Unlike the poems Lingamish often quotes , this was one I could easily understand (once again reminding me how nice it is that someone as smart as Lingamish still counts me, who doesn’t always understand him, among his friends).
So, at first I was happy because I had a context to share the poem I liked so much.
And then I was even happier because I caught myself BEFORE I posted it as a comment on Lingalinga, and remembered to put my wordy comment as a post on my own blog.
What a good way to start the day: The world is ending, but it’s okay. And, I’m moving in the right direction of blogging etiquette and intelligence!
Here’s the poem:
how the world ends?
Pray for the best,
prepare for the worst,
and take whatever God sends.
(From Sitting By My Laughing Fire, by Ruth Bell Graham, p. 109)
Thanks, Lingamish and Lingalinga. You, in both of your Internet forms as well as in direct correspondence, have not only been helpful, but also very patient with me in this learning process.