man in brown coat and gray backpack posing for a photo

I should have put a reference down, but the above idea is expressed from more than one source. Lostness…

Sitting in my office in front of my large sliding glass window/door I can look across the landscape. I have a picture window view of our ‘valley’ so to speak.

It’s only a dip at the bottom of the hill, but in this part of the country, it’s as close to a valley as you get. If I step out on the deck from my sliding glass door… if only my grandmother could see this marvelous door, it would add weight to the words she used to tell us kids “Shut the door they’re coming in the window.”

Well, I did digress. Stepping onto the deck I can see the pasture where the happy cows live, I can see the field across the gravel road to the east of the house. Closer here in the immediate yard between the happy cows and the house, there are various outbuildings and lawn decorations.

In the words From Journey of A Mountain Woman, “The days are getting short now and the leaves are pretty well gone from the trees…winter is upon us.” Of course, we are really still in pre-winter, but it has turned sharply colder. The garden is finished and what was left therein is lost.

Lostness… Quite a few years ago now, we were having the traditional Thanksgiving or Christmas feast at our house. I had a bizillian things I planned for our meal and as usual, not all of them came to fruition. Even though everyone brought offerings, Chris and I always had a basic fare planned for the meal. I had planned on making a gelatin and fruit salad but ran out of time.

As my daughter-in-law, one of the first to arrive, came in I told her I had wanted to make a jello but didn’t have it made. She asked me if I was going to make the jello. To state that I was somewhat confused would be accurate. In my mind, people are beginning to arrive, and it takes gelatin at least four hours to set, and as I told her, “No, I’m not making jello—Some days it’s too late, it’s just flat too late.”

In that case. the time was lost, but most people in today’s world of lostness still have time, if they just had the inclination. I believe they feel deeply that something is wrong, they feel that something is out of place. However, they aren’t sure what, and even if they had an idea of what is out of place would they have the courage to change it?

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. (Matthew 6:33-34)