Awakening a Keen Observer

Sunday, September 28, 2014


I have the worlds greatest brother in law,  (s). David is the one I'm thinking about now.  He is an ophthalmologist.  He did surgery to remove my cataract last fall and gave me an implanted lens that let's me see without my glasses at long distances,  
  I've worn trifocals for years before I got this and I love it.

But, I was thinking how glasses sort of show our life changes.  I have always hand an astigmatism.  So I've worn glasses since the mid 70's.  Add in a little presbyopia (elder eyes)  and you have
 bi-focals. The add in the fact I needed to see to read close. Needed to be able to read medium, sermon on a pulpit, and then see the congregation...trifocals. But the good news for me is that by the time I needed these they had lenses that blended one correction to the other without lines.

   Life.   Yes, I think this reminds me of life.  We start out seeing the works one way...time shifts us into anothe. Jew not giving up the first, and the. Adds another.
   We don't change the whole prescription.  We know that what came before is important.  We just need a new perspective added in.   Same in adding the third...
We have to find out where we are in relation to all the other parts of our experience.  And if we let them they season following another... Sunrise sunset.

And to all of it we say.  Well ok
god abide with you
Bobbie G McGarey @2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

My a Daddy's birthday

Grace and peace
    My daddy, Maurice Leroy Giltz was born today in 1910.   The year Haley's Comet came.  He died in 1983. A year before it returned.  He had always said he wanted to see it.   So I saw it for him 6 times and places.  I made sure his grandchildren saw it too...though they only have vague memory of having seen it.   Mary Chapin Carpenter sings When Haley's Came To Jackson.  It always brings tears  to my heart...but sweet ones.
    I miss him still.

God abides
BobbieGiltz McGarey

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014


In the hospitali
Waiting for a dear woman to return from surgery
I am lulled by the even fan sound- the only other thing in the room demanding attention
The head of the hospital bed wall is lined with bells and plugs
Places to hook up when she returns

From the 8th floor window I watch the large shifting clouds slowly move at a distance revealing mountains not seen an hour ago.  Pleasantly I see children playing in a green field below many walking in Triads. I wonder.

I smell fresh coffee for any of the "waiters".
It seems important to be here.  Someone waiting for her return
Counting on seeing her again

The clouds are growing on the East mountains as they did yesterday affording no rain where I live. Perhaps today
A sweet gentleman arrives with flowers and a box of something... He cannot stay.  He asks outside for someone to help him find the lobby.  Someone kindly responds.

Waiting reading thinking praying
Who will wait with me! Some wonder...
Who will wait and pray...some wonder

Oh oh thank you!

God abides
Bobbie Giltz McGarey
September 15, 2014
@ bobbiemcgarey