Remembering that I am dust and to dust I shall return is somber, certainly, but also somehow liberating. After all, in totality, what I do while in this mortal frame may well fall to that self-same dust, yet the soul that produced it shall go on, through the grace of God, to an eternal reward. The Pope has decided that he is too tired to fulfill all that he would like as the head of the Catholic Church. The day that the announcement was made, lightening literally struck. Certainly, we all feel weary at times and would like to retire from the duties that our personal offices require. Not all of us are saddled with being a spiritual guide to millions – indeed, I only have a small number of responsibilities that I must shoulder, and yet frequently I wonder how on earth it was suspected that I would ever be equal to the tasks set before me. If not retire, exactly, then at least take a vacation. To know that as spirited dust brought to life by my Heavenly Father, I am asked to do my best to follow the rules, embrace the talents and challenges bestowed upon me, yet knowing that frequent failure is to be anticipated and forgiven, is liberating indeed.
Kerry E.B. Black
Kerry E.B. Black loves words and entices them to create tales both fanciful and true. Haling from a small town situated along a fog enshrouded river outside of the City of Steel and Bridges in Pennsylvania, USA, Kerry incorporates Yankee sensibilities and a strong work ethic into every project. Some of Kerry's works have crept into anthologies and literary sites, and she writes for www.oneyearofletters.com, www.Halloweenforevermore.com and www.GamesOmniverse.com . She’s also a first reader for Postcard Poems and Prose. Kerry welcomes you to follow her on other social media sites as well, including: https://twitter.com/BlackKerryblick http://www.amazon.com/Kerry-E.B.-Black www.facebook.com/authorKerryE.B.Black