Monday, November 16, 2009

Prayer #88: Ends of Days

How is there a plural form of apocalypse? Isn't that it?

Prayer #88: Ends of Days

Apocalypse now? Later? Sometime next Tuesday?

I don't care. Bring it. Because I've got 8 million gajillion things to do, and frankly, it would be easier if You pulled the plug on the whole shebang.

Hence my prayer for the ends of days. For that precarious point after work and before dreams when the mortal coil wraps around my neck. For my hubris in thinking those few hours can somehow add up to more than 24. For the steady calendar movement that insists on marching even if I'm stumbling.

And if You are seriously thinking about ending it soon, then please prepare me for acceptance. Prepare me for accountability. Prepare me for awe.

But if we've got some time left ... can you just prepare me for bed?



  1. Anonymous6:29 PM

    Dear Julia, I have an untimely comment in light of your End of Days prayer. =) Since you returned from your trip, your devoted fans have been regularly visiting your blog and we miss your daily entries. Please keep writing despite the burdens of your to-do list. We ask this for your own good and in cheerful support of your quest to accomplish items on your to-be list.

    Confession: We can't leave the site without reading something, so we hunt through oldies but goodies and spend lots more time reading 3 or 4 posts than if we could just read the one for the day and then let go. There, selfish motive revealed. Help us! We can't control ourselves, and we, too, are pressed for time.

    Be well. You're doing a great job. Everything will be fine.

  2. Dear Anonymous,

    I miss delivering the posts as much as you miss reading them. I am doing my best to get back into a routine amid pending holidays, work obligations, and other writing commitments.

    I'm hoping this weekend will help get me back on track. In the meantime, please keep checking in, and I'll be back better than ever!

    Oh, and p.s. I know I owe a MASSIVE UPDATE on Peru. Soon ... soon ...