Tuesday, December 15, 2009
"Jenn, do you talk to God?" Rojo asks his wonderful aide.
"Yea, Rojo, I talk to God."
"When?" he persists.
"In the morning and usually at night," she answers patiently.
"You should talk to God right now, out loud, I want to hear you talk to God."
"No, Rojo, I'm not going to talk to God right now out loud, it's private."
"Just talk to God right now, Jenn, just let me hear you talk to God right now. Just let me hear you talk to God!"
They back and forthed a few more rounds before she asked, "Rojo, how about you, do you talk to God?"
"No," he answered.
Maybe he doesn't talk to God, out loud, with words, but the boy has a direct line to God the likes of which I've never seen before.
P.S. We have only one spot left in each of the writing classes Deb Shucka (Catbird Scout) and I are leading in January. If you're interested in an in-person class in Portland, or an on-line class from wherever you live, please let me know! We'd love to have you join our circle!
* Photo from gaycatholic.files.wordpress.com