18 febrero 2012

true things

...in a wicked, wondrous, wearisome world.

- the Psalms
- the BCP
- my sister-in-law's prayers
- hugs and pictures from the kids
- when a child grabs your hand
- my mom
- tree flowers; wild flowers; nurtured flowers
- the right music at the right moment
- Lewis
- grace abounding to the chief of sinners
- unintentional funniness
- honesty that is not advantageous
- sunrise
- dew
- the first bird singing at 6:35 a.m.
- God
- beauty made for audiences of 5 or less
- the end of a day when the only thing left to do is get in bed and sleep. (this God gives to all...)
- holy martyrs who die for the tenacious love of God
- holy witnesses who suffer, having done no wrong
- mothers, often
- people who do hard, dreary things for love of family
- the moon when you can really see it
- food when you're hungry
- when kids work hard
- becoming warm when you're cold
- becoming clean when you're dirty
- waking up with hope
- spending all you've got and doing what you were supposed to do
- an orderly but welcoming place
- poor, virtuous people
- the Holy Spirit
- many, many hymns
- whistling, generally
- coffee in the morning
- rain

** these true things reflecting a subjective interpretation of dictionary.com's second through fourth definitions of "true"...

2. real; genuine; authentic: true gold; true feelings.
3. sincere; not deceitful: a true interest in someone's welfare.
4. firm in allegiance; loyal; faithful; steadfast

... and not merely definition one:
1. being in accordance with the actual state or conditions; conforming to reality or fact; not false: a true story.

... because the actual state or conditions are sometimes really, really obscene. deceitful, disloyal, unfaithful, shaking, not steadfast. a partial reality maybe, but not truth that's worth telling. i needed to remember the truth worth telling.