“Peaches & Daffodils” by Paula Tremba ©
I drive my 14-year-old twin granddaughters to school most mornings. They sit in the back seat. I say something. And wait for a reply. Nothing.
Florence was worrying herself to death. Worry ate at her like termites.
I let the cat out this morning. She never bolts out the door. She ponders the risk.
As a talk show host and columnist, I struggle to write commentaries that are coherent, interesting, accurate, and, once in a great while, even poignant. Somehow, Randy Tremba has found a way to master the craft. The topics of his observations range from weighty issues of justice and peace to what it means to lose your favorite tree. You can make quick work of an entertaining anecdote, often tinged with self-deprecating humor, or allow the story to settle and seep into your soul for further reflection.
There is no better treat for the mind and soul than a dose of loving wisdom. I know that from my own experience as a regular reader of Tremba’s essays in the GOOD NEWS PAPER. They are always good news. Put together in this book makes them even more special—helpful and delectable.
Give the devil his due. Without that devilish irritant in each of us we’d never mold a pearl. We’d never reach for the forbidden fruit that opens our eyes to unexplored realms of knowledge, including self-knowledge. We’d never come out of the wilderness with a vision. Without the devil we’d still be just another animal building the same exact nest for another million years. Without the devil I’d still be in my retirement cave.
Thanks to Old Scratch I’ll be posting a reflection on something I find remarkable in and around my world most every Sunday morning.
Read more about the devil’s role in my life in “This Little Light of Mine” under Let Love Arise in the menu bar.
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