We were visiting our eldest daughter and family this past summer at their home in southern California. I don’t really know what the Mamas and the Papas song “California Dreamin’” meant back in the 60’s, but starting about 2011, it meant dreamin’ of water. I’m also reminded of a pretty impressive draught we had back in Indiana many years ago. The grass had turned not only brown, but so crispy that you couldn’t comfortable walk on it without shoes!
Nice, spongey green grass, on the other hand, is so soothing to the feet, smells fresh when cut, and the sheep and cows feast away. No wonder the shepherd/songwriter/soon-to-be-king David used that in what has become probably the most beloved psalm in the Bible.
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures…”
I like all of that, I really do. It’s just the “I shall not want” part that gets me a little tripped up now and again. Truth is, I DO want, a lot, and often, and sometimes not very patiently. And I don’t think I’m the Continue reading “Define “green”, please?”