Homepage / Faith / VisDare #26: Finding Myself
How Love Works Probably Legally Insane Don’t Call Me Late When Business Communication Goes Pffft! Or, How I’ve Been Insane for Two Months and Counting Don’t Eat That! or, Life as a Pet Parent In Dreams It’s the End of … Almost Like the Real Thing Plus a Lesson in Sacred Spaces What Goes Down Must Come Up Dreams Do Come True Gains and Losses Need to Invest? I’ve Got the Perfect Thing … Very Super-suspicious, Pt. 2 – One Day’s Journey Very Super-suspicious, Pt. 1 – A Dr. Seuss Epiphany Life Is Hard Sometimes #TBT: These Days, I am Only Part Throw-Back Has Anyone Told You Lately … Life’s New Groove I Don’t Share  Purging Past and Current Pains Demolishing ‘Beatriz at Dinner’ The Hump is Hell Book Review: The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart Disaster Averted or How My Blog Imploded For a Minute Negative much? Tides of Winter: Book Three (The Felix Chronicles) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Amazon … Research about the US Presidential Election: Invite and Share! It’s a Birthday and More, 2017 And the Winner Is … On the Upcoming US Presidential Inauguration Contest time! A (Potentially Lengthy) Missive on a Problem with Today’s Christian Church Pros and Cons of Working from Home Cozy Comforts How You Doin’, 2017? Deblog 31: Change Deblog 30: My Way Deblog 29: Hip City Life Revisited Deblog 28: A Moment of Clarity Deblog 27: The Future Deblog 26: Grammar the Day After Deblog 25: Christmas Get-Down Deblog 24: Christmas Hippo! Deblog 23: The Worst Job in the World Deblog 22: Dark Spaces Deblog 21: Real-Life Parenting at Christmas Deblog 20: It Came In the Wind Deblog 19: Do Me a Solid Deblog 18: Another Un-Birthday Deblog 17: Differences Deblog 16: On Giving Deblog 15: A Good Time Deblog 14: Happy Feelin’s. No, Really. Deblog 13: About Relationships, or Why No One is a Plow Horse Deblog 12: About Practical Girls, or Why I Cried While Watching ‘Through the Looking Glass’ Deblog 11: About Girlie Girl Princesses, or Why They Can Never Be Queens Deblog 10: Leadership Deblog 9: What Is Love, Anyway? Deblog 8: Happy Deblog 7: Thing’s Internet Deblog 6: Heaven Deblog 5: Change Deblog 4: Nick Hood’s Story Deblog 3: Jeeves Deblog 2: Exile Island Deblog 1: December is Full of Blogidays Plovember 30: And There You Have It Plovember 29: Citizens United Plovember 28: Another Brilliant Idea Plovember 27: Revolt Plovember 26: Outrageous Plovember 25: Figment Plovember 24: All Over Again Plovember 23: Quantum Argument Plovember 22: Every Kind of People Plovember 21: I Look Fear in the Face and Say … Plovember 20: What ‘Unfriend’ Means Plovember 19: Irregular Woman Plovember 18: My Reality Plovember 17: When the Monsters Inside Your Head are Real Plovember 16: Wild Heartbreak Plovember 15: I Nearly Quit Plovember 14: Nerd Life Plovember 13: It Was A Day Unlike Any … Wait A Minute. Plovember 12: It’s A Matter of Faith Plovember 11: Simply Wild Plovember Extra, Day Two! The Alien Hour, Part Two! Plovember 10: Look at California Nano Ploblano, the Extra Edition: The Alien Hour, Part One Plovember 9: Four-Wheelin Fun Plovember 8: Flight Plovember 7: Through the Looking Glass Plovember 6: Hip City Life. Or Something. Plovember 5: We Interrupt This Story to Bring You Standing Rock Plovember 4: The Horror Continues Plovember 3: Not What I Wanted Plovember 2: Norse Asian Fusion? Plovember 1: Fiesta! Plovember Prep and Preview

Faith, Flash Fiction, Society

VisDare #26: Finding Myself

I was angry at myself for going into the deep parts of Old Jerusalem; all I wanted was information, a map, something. Over coffee with Pavel, for who the term “friend” was a stretch since we’d never met face-to-face prior to this trip, conversation was brief. “You are looking for yourself, chaverah.” I thought it was quaint that he used the Hebrew word for friend in his attempt to comfort me. We wound through alleys and I breathed in history. Soon enough, we entered a narrow doorway, the irony of which was not lost on me. Stepping out of deep gloom, we came into a breezy and larger space where a loose gathering of people sat before a man older than time. My guide, muse, and confidant led me closer. “Look at him,” he motioned toward the map of the man’s face. “Do you now see?”

Yes, I saw clearly.

I offer my 150 words above for VisDare this week.

We sometimes go to great lengths to find ourselves and at the end of the quest we often are puzzled that the answer was right before us all along. Looking into the faces of my elders often reminds me that one day I may be looked upon for answers too; hopefully I will be able to reflect truth as well as this gentleman.

Narrow is the gate...

5 Comments

  1. Lyn June 27, 2013 9:00 am

    I like this very much. Jerusalem is one place I would love to visit – for many reasons.

    • AR Neal June 27, 2013 5:54 pm

      Same here–would love to go!

  2. Pingback: #VisDare – Engraved [flash fiction - 150 words] | Nice Cuppa Tae

  3. Angela Goff (@Angela_Goff) July 4, 2013 4:15 am

    Love the self-discovery woven through this. Another gem, from our fabulous ARNeal!! 🙂

    • AR Neal July 4, 2013 4:19 am

      Thank you, Angela!
      Andree’

%d bloggers like this: