Reader comment on Annie Dillard's passage ...
On Jan 29, 2014 Ammi wrote:|
I was going for a stressful meeting to seek justice knowing that none may be available, when two pennies lifted my spirits, and made me stand taller in still asking for it. A convenient parking spot in an otherwise difficult to park area where the meeting was. And, a lovely bloom laden tree right outside the building,reminding me that there is no justice even in the tree giving its beauty and bounty to all for no return in exchange. I felt well supported as I went in to seek justice because that was all I had to find courage to do. Not getting justice did not matter much. My duty ended with speaking my truth and standing up for what I believed in. Both the pennies facilitated my process in that.
On Jan 29, 2014 Always wrote:
I have a friend who is a "professional penny hider". He actually has a gift for hiding pennies. Much like Jesus told parables to keep his listeners well tuned, this friend does the same. I have to listen very attentively to find the "hidden penny". Sometimes, in no words at all (just by this friends presence) his spirit was the gift (penny).