Workings

Just as you do not know the way of the wind or the mysteries of a woman with child, no more can you know the work of God who is behind it all.

In the morning sow your seed,

do not let your hands lie idle in the evening.

For which will prove successful, this or that, you cannot tell, and it may be that both will turn out well together.

-Ecclesiastes 11:5-6

Missing

There’s this little song by Bruce Springsteen that has a big theme. “Ain’t Got You” is from his Tunnel of Love album that was released in 1987. The album came after the blockbuster album of his, Born in the USA. Tunnel of Love had significantly less fanfare, but coming after Born in the USA, I thought I better have a listen, back in the day. The opening track “Ain’t Got You” is about having almost everything the world could give someone, riches, fame, adulation, success, but still feeling like you’re missing something. I suppose that is a common theme in song and literature, but it can be true to life itself, as there may be times when one feel something’s missing in my life…I ain’t got you. It may not be a girl or whoever, it may be anything, something, or something one feels one needs but cannot define what that may be.