Sunday, October 24, 2010


I can’t remember the author. I read the book almost 15 years ago. Why do I remember the book? Well, the theme of the book is very similar to what is found in the Holy Book of Ecclesiastes. Ecclesiastes deals with the meaning of life and it was written by the wisest person according to God’s holy word; Solomon. We are told that Solomon had everything any human being could ever have: hanging gardens, beautiful women, entertainers, parlours and he built the most elegant buildings that would make today’s home flippers a joke. Yet he found all these things meaningless or chasing after the wind. This is the same matter explored in the “Diary of a no body.” The character lived a very routine life of work, life at home, tea parties and wanting to be what he was not. He did not find any satisfaction in any of these. He concluded, life was meaningless as well. For Solomon though, he made a footnote in his search for meaning in life. He discovered that the chasing after the wind made sense if one had God as a reference point. Then, everything falls into place. What a revelation!

Monday, October 18, 2010


“Butterflies who live in the sun must die young.” Pat Shipman (Mata Hari)

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Obedient Wife

There was a man, who had worked all his life, had saved all of his
money, and was a real miser when it came to his money.

Just before he died, he said to his wife...'When I die, I want you
to take all my money and put it in the casket with me.

I want to take my money to the afterlife with me.'

And so he got his wife to promise him, with all of her heart, that
when he died, she would put all of the money into the casket with

Well, he died.

He was stretched out in the casket, his wife was sitting there -
dressed in black, and her friend was sitting next to her. When they
finished the ceremony, and just before the undertakers got ready to
close the casket, the wife said,

'Wait just a moment!'

She had a small metal box with her; she came over with the box and
put it in the casket. Then the undertakers locked the casket down
and they rolled it away.

So her friend said,
'Girl, I know you were not foolish
enough to put all that money in there with your husband.'

The loyal wife replied,
'Listen, I'm a Christian;

I cannot go back on my word. I promised him that I was going to put
that money into the casket with him.'

You mean to tell me you put that money in the casket with

'I sure did,' said the wife..
'I got it all together, put it into my account, and wrote him a
If he can cash it, then he can spend it.'

++This story was passed on by a friend