April 3rd, 2017

civilization began in the East

It is in the death flow 9:48 AM Monday morning. It is a gray morning here by Lake Michigan. It is going to start raining around 2 o'clock PM this afternoon. April showers bring May flowers.

I am falling asleep as I write these words. As I get older my energy level gets lower and lower. I need a power boost.

I got up this morning around 6:15 AM. My wife was already up reading her Bible in the living room. I made us oatmeal for breakfast. I ate my oatmeal messing with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and then read from a book titled, "The Christian's Only Comfort In Life And Death: An Exposition of the Heidelberg Catechism" Volume 1 by Theodorus VanderGroe. After I read for awhile I started falling asleep so I have been basically wandering my cell trying to not fall into a lifeless coma.

Last night I read my books and watched a little television with my wife. We went to bed early last night. Now it is another day to bang my head against a brick wall. I read from these books last night-

"Alibis: Essays On Elsewhere" by Andre Aciman

"Man's Better Angels: Romantic Reformers and the Coming of the Civil War" by Philip F. Gura

"Paradise Now: The Story Of American Utopianism" by Chris Jennings

Carol goes back to work tonight. She works the next three nights. I have no plans for rest of the day. I am thinking of visiting local thrift stores in search of used books to add to our library.

Well since I am fading fast I will close to face the man in the mirror. There is no way out. Trapped.

"[5] I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
[6] And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
[7] Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire." Jude 5,6,7
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    contemplative contemplative

Babylon will fall

It is in the death flow 8:30 PM Monday evening here in Western Michigan. I am a lonely exile in the Wild West Michigan.

I have been wandering my cell and listening to Death Metal. Earlier I was reading for fun a novel I bought a couple of months ago titled, "Zama" by Antonio Di Benedetto Translated from the Spanish by Esther Allen.

"Zama" a novel by Antonio Di Benedetto
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2017/01/19/antonio-di-benedetto-great-writer/

Carol left for work around 7:50 AM this evening. I have been listening to music and messing with our main computer this evening. I am tired and plan to go to bed early tonight. Life is one long task.

Tomorrow is a Tuesday in the death flow. I do not know what I will do tomorrow. I should get my hair cut tomorrow morning. Last night I trimmed my beard. Carol says I look younger when my beard is trimmed and my hair cut. I reply to her "Why look young when you feel ancient?" I will an old man so why look young? I am never going to feel or look young ever again.

So tonight I am wandering my cell and listening to Death Metal. The day went by and now it is night time. I suppose I will close to drift.

"[1] And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
[2] And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
[3] And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever." Daniel 12:1-3
  • Current Music
    Beyond 'Fatal Power of Death'

That Will Be Heaven For Me

I know not the hour when my Lord will come
To take me away to His own dear home;
But I know that His presence will lighten the gloom,
And that will be glory for me.
And that will be glory for me,
Oh, that will be glory for me!
But I know that His presence will lighten the gloom,
And that will be glory for me.

I know not the song that the angels sing,
I know not the sound of the harps’ glad ring;
But I know there’ll be mention of Jesus our King,
And that will be music for me.
And that will be music for me,
Oh, that will be music for me!
But I know there’ll be mention of Jesus our King,
And that will be music for me.

I know not the form of my mansion fair,
I know not the name that I then shall bear;
But I know that my Savior will welcome me there,
And that will be Heaven for me.
And that will be Heaven for me,
Oh, that will be Heaven for me.
But I know that my Savior will welcome me there,
And that will be Heaven for me.

http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/i/k/n/iknthour.htm

"Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming" Mark 13:35
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