Graving

I spent my lunch break at a nearby cemetery as a volunteer photographer for Find-A-Grave. I figure it’s interesting, it gets me outside, it serves others — hard to go wrong there. I took dozens of photos but I’ve only uploaded a few so far — that’s time-consuming, I’ve found, and I’d rather get work done at the office and deal with grave photos at other times.

The interesting thing was that the wind was blowing a flowerpot so that it was starting to lean away, which would make the shot a lot easier to get. (I haven’t moved anything left at a grave in order to take a photo. I’m not sure how I feel about that.) I prayed, “OK, God, just a little more wind and I’ll get this shot.” A few seconds later, the flowerpot hit a tipping point and was suddenly out of the way. I got the shot and said “Thanks, God, I got it.” And a few seconds after that, the wind holding the flowers down subsided. The flowerpot returned to its original angle.

Sure, it can be explained entirely by reason. But as Brother Alwyn said (or will say in around 1,255 years, according to Babylon 5 chronology), “Faith and reason are the shoes on your feet. You can travel further with both than you can with just one.” And aren’t miracles all in the timing?

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  1. tally_cat

    Wow. Find a Grave had my Grandfather’s.
    I’ve never been able to go (I was in high school when he died and couldn’t leave). I mean, I was at his wake, but I’ve never been able to visit the site where he rests.

  2. cardinalximinez

    Timing is everything.

  3. jitterbug5bi5

    omgsqueee! I know I already said it, but I luurve this icon, and thank you so much for making it even though you didn’t know I wanted it..
    I think I’ve probably shipped them since the very first ep.. omg B5 OTP!!!ELEVENTYONE.. well except maybe Talia/Ivanova.. ;)

  4. haemony

    That website is right.up.my.alley! I’m thinking I might actually sign up to do some volunteer photography, too! And yes, had to “visit the relatives,” so to speak….fascinating. All four grandparents were actually there. Crazy.

  5. tealfroglette

    yep miracles are in the timing.

    and sometimes some rivers of us get notions into our heads. this am for instance i had an ‘alert ‘the e wash’ about a red or yellow car passing on his right on the way to work…. so i told him. ribbit.
    the t wash is riding in with somebody so he can bring back the car left at the airport.

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