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I worked at a Christian holiday camp called Teen Ranch as a cabin leader for a week. It was intense. It was wonderful. I’m in love with it as a job.
Next holiday that works out, I am returning.
Seeing God work in peoples lives like that was just… great.
While taking a routine vandalism report at an elementary school, an officer was interrupted by a little boy about six years old. Looking up and down at his uniform, he asked, “Are you a cop?”
“Yes,” he replied and continued writing the report.
“My mother said if I ever needed help I should ask the police. Is that right?”
“Yes, that’s right,” he told him.
“Well, then,” he said as he extended his foot towards the officer, “would you please tie my shoe?”
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Ever optimistic, I expected great things from you. I understand now just how much you disliked that. I know I can’t take how I treated you back, but I’m still optimistic and hope that it has taught me how to treat the next year a little better.
Angsty, at first you twisted and turned as if making ready to spit me out. You grew ever more wild by the day until I was thrown from some silly pedestal I had unwittingly climbed onto. Humble. I had always hoped that was something I could call myself. It wasn’t long before I befriended only ruffian birds and had my best rest, lonely, to the beat of train-track rhythms.
From there, I took a different path to the one I had earlier been admiring and I have not looked back even once. I have never aspired to become a pillar of salt.
I have grown more into myself, and formed a deeper relationship with God. It’s funny to see how things I thought would have been good for me would have torn me down. Hindsight is just one of those things. It’s good to see that the unexpected can heal old wounds and have helped me to repair some of my broken down communication lines. I still need to build on my relational skills, but to do that I needed to mend myself a little first. That’s on it’s way. My priorities are straightened and my heart is still in the right place. I’m working to be more like what I want to be. It’s a pretty nice place to sit and think a while.
Everyone likes to believe that they are special.
We are. We aren’t. It’s somewhat complicated.
Something that you learn a little more of every year.
Oh, 2012 you were a good year for that. Thank you.
Candy Chang - I Wish This Was (2010)
“I Wish This Was was inspired by vacant storefronts. There are many where Candy lives in New Orleans. There are also many people who need and want things. Who knows a place better than the people who live and work there? We know what businesses and services we need, and we know what would make our neighborhoods more ours. What if we could easily voice what we want, where we want it?
As an experiment, Candy created fill-in-the-blank stickers that say ‘I wish this was ____.’ She placed boxes of free stickers in businesses around the city and posted grids of blank stickers and a permanent marker on vacant storefronts, so anyone walking by could fill one out. Responses ranged from the functional to the poetic, reflecting the hopes, dreams, and colorful imaginations of different neighborhoods.”
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