I still listen to The Postal Service. I really do. I mean, regularly.
Some indie snob from Pitchfork Media said it had a "dramedy about
quarter-life crisis sensation." First of all, I'm sure he (at the ripe
old age of 25, maybe 30) should know for a fact that quarter-life
crisis--the time when one typically starts discovering the world's
realities--is real. And second, he's probably just bitter that his
Krautfolk project didn't make it off the ground. Trite heiffer.
He did say that "We Will Become Silhouettes" could be featured on the sountrack for 56 Days Later. That was pretty good.
In other news, I'm now one of your trusted coordinators here at Jesus
People USA. Yes, that's right, I'm coordinating. "What,
pray tell, is coordinating?" you may ask. Well, my trusted
reader, I haven't a clue. I ask myself that question every day,
and that is exactly what one must do to keep his mind in such a
position. One who thinks he's found an exact job description is
only partially getting the point. Routine is job failure, I
Thinking that life has a formula has been a large contributor to my
discontent with life. No matter what I rationalized, some things
paid off and some things didn't. Deeds paying off and not paying
off, I believe, can land at any given point on the positive-negative
scale. Regardless, the Good Lord makes use of positive and
negative; He's comforting that way.
One thing that always pays off is contentment. I never really
thought of it as an ecstatic feeling, but it is; it truly is. One
who is in such a state finds himself fascinated with the reality that
surrounds him. He sees the richness of humantiy as a blessing
from God and the impoverished soul as room for the Lord's work to be
done. But because of the impoverished nature of humanity, the
redeemed still slips in and out of this state of wonder.
I wonder what happened to that drunk kid who threw my iPod in the toilet.
I could rant for hours. Life is pretty colorful these days.
Your Fascinated Friend Who Loves You,
P.S. Glenn Kaiser asked me to lead worship with him and his daughter next Sunday. This should be amazing.