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“Thanks, I Needed That!”


Photograph by John Diamond, M.D.

Is every experience,
whatever it may seem to be,
somehow Meant
to help us with our mothers
and, through them, to Beyond?

There used to be a TV ad for an aftershave lotion. The man would apply it to his face – which he’d then slap. The punch-line: “Thanks, I needed that!”

Well, yesterday it’s like I applied the lotion – and got the slap. And I too am grateful.

Like the ad, except that I am Given to believe the lotion was applied to me – as Meant.

That problem yesterday,
looked at now,
has helped me
closer to Her.