Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
John boy is 51 years old! Hard to believe.
When he was about 18 months old, there was a store in Knoxville called Almart, that I used to like to go to with my sister, Teresa. I rarely bought anything, but once I saw a light bulb that flickered. I had never seen anything like that, so I bought it. I still have it!
If you do the math you can see that I bought that bulb around 50 years ago and it is still burning. The only time I have turned it off is when we have moved, and we have moved a lot. I always expect it to not come on when we get to our new location, but it always does!
Where am I going with this? I honestly don't know. Maybe I am thinking that all light bulbs could burn for life, and someone doesn't want them to! Maybe I am thinking that when that bulb finally does burn out, I will be gone too. Maybe I am thinking that I want to be like that light bulb and while it doesn't flicker anymore, it is still burning. I think that's where I want it to go. I don't flicker like I used to, but I'm still burning.
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