Tuesday, August 29, 2006


Photo by S. Auberle

While talking with a friend recently, and
bemoaning our mutual lack of writing ideas,
he mentioned that maybe it was time to go
out and live another chapter of our lives
so that we would have something to write about.

Very good advice, and this weekend was
a good chapter. There was a moment--
five little children and five big children, sitting on
a hillside under the night-gathering desert sky.
We watch for the first star to appear in the
clear air, as a lone bagpiper plays Amazing Grace
down by the firepit below.

This is grace, pure and simple.


- mimi


Blogger Bruce Hodder said...

Sounds beautiful.
The guy who wrote "Amazing Grace" is buried in a graveyard only twenty or thirty miles from here. I've been there to pay my respects.It's a big imposing thing with an inscription on it about how he was rescued from his heathen ways, or something, by God.

9:59 PM  
Blogger Sharon Auberle said...

Yes, there was a special on TV some time ago--the story of this song is really amazing--it has an uncanny ability to touch people in "amazing" ways. apparently the man was a slave trader before he wrote the song that changed his life.

7:15 AM  

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