Friday, May 30, 2008


today while i was swimming in the backyard, a little girl that lives next door pressed her tiny hands and face up to the chain link fence to say hello. she proceeded to ask me if i was a mermaid. naturally i replied yes. she kept asking me to see my fins. I would splash around a little, but without letting her see my feet. God requirs a lot of make believe. we are to believe in something we cant see or hear. for example, Buechner talks about communion being make believe, we do it in remembrance, and pretend its the body and blood. i'd like to think this is why God loves the nature of children. after all lucy was always the one to see Aslan when no one else could. Christianity, of all religions, should be most understanding of make-believe.