Tuesday, November 24, 2009

i've got a feelin...

"i heard a lot of playwrights used to end their stories with a funeral if it was a tragedy and a wedding if it was a comedy. i think that's why we make such a big deal out of weddings, because a wedding means life, and because the bride and groom are old enough to write a thank-you note for the serving spoons you gave them. and perhaps because you get to drink and dance, no matter how old you are. i only dance at weddings. i practically only drink at weddings, too, mostly because that's where i do my dancing. one of the things that give me hope is that, even with all the tragedy that happens in the world, the Bible says that when we get to heaven, there will be a wedding and there will be drinking and there will be dancing...

the next day, when i was walking with my cousin carol, she asked me where i thought my uncle was. she knew he was in heaven, but she wanted me to tell her what i thought he might be doing, what heaven was like. i told her i thought heaven was outside time, and perhaps we were already there with her father. she seemed to think that was a nice idea, but i could tell she wasn't comforted. and later that night i pictured uncle art, and i could see him in heaven, and he was sitting at a table and there was a celebration. there was dancing and bottles of wine, and there was music. i could see him at a wedding, and i realized that's what i should have told carol, that her dad was at a wedding." -A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller

Josher & Katie
November 21, 2009


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