ESSENCE

essence

There’s a movie in which Gregory Peck is applying for a job at an ad agency. The boss (battling a midday hangover) with a dismissive wave of his hand, directs Peck to go in the next room and, in an hour, answer this question:

“What is the most significant thing about me?”

Our writers group recently took on that challenge. This was my swipe:

ESSENCE

The most significant thing about me?

Is not I, me or mine

But them, they, yours and theirs

I am defined, shaped, shaded and filled

by what I can do, should do, could do

For

the love I can give

the joy I can make

the life I can live

For

the sake of All

As God wanted

As God ordered

You ask, and I would gladly answer

But I’m not worthy of the question

The most significant thing about me,

Is not me at all

But is, rather, you

                                                                                                                         

                                                    September 21, 2017

 

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