Maximillian Amadeus Banzai (banzai) wrote,
Maximillian Amadeus Banzai
banzai

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Wonderings

Christopher's wife Sara has e-mailed me for counsel. Their marriage is in such turmoil, and I can't help but feel speechless and ill-equipped. Felt similarly a couple of weeks back when a man I'd barely met asked to pray with me after church and broke down into a heap of sobs. Years ago, I hoped to be used by Him as a bringer of healing to broken souls. Now I feel inadequate and unqualified for the tasks before me. How could I possibly be used by Him in this way?

Received the Winter issue of Static\Epiphany Avaldus on Sunday. Three of my poems were selected for this issue: "Exodus," "Bartimaeus," and "Check in." So there's no misconception, the circulation of this zine is very small (around 50, I think), so it's hardly a big deal.

Another artistic endeavor on the horizon (not my own) seems more and more likely: a benefit compilation CD with artists related to my church. Tracks from some pretty big league acts seem likely (nothing official, but look specifically under "D" and "P" in my interests). Could also be a launch pad for another venture Phil and I have been half-joking about for a while. About time weirdness and irony worked in my favor.

As I was writing, received a phone call from Laine and Mike in Texas. Laine now works in an agency that develops measures to manage and counter biological weapon attacks and other national security issues, while Mike works in domestic disaster management training. Sounds like they may be moving to Seattle in July or August. Laine told me Mike would secretly like to start a bakery. I love them dearly and can't help but be intrigued by yet another possible case of ironic convergence.

The players are lining up.
Subscribe

  • The analog ideal and the digital real

    There’s an underlying issue that’s been bugging me on the digital vs. analog stuff I’ve seen off and on for some time. So on Facebook, I tried to lay…

  • Being the limiting resource in the rushing stream

    Last weekend was our church's annual Men's Retreat, with the theme of "Living Intentionally." Though I was only able to attend a portion of the time…

  • Losses and messes

    Hasn't been the easiest past couple of weeks. Nothing awful in the scheme of things; just a steady stream of losses and messes, departures and FUBAR…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 7 comments