This post begins with a quote from one of my favorite existentialist thinkers Paul Tillich “the opposite of faith is certainty.” As very few things are certain, most is based on faith, or at least based on things of which we cannot be certain. I enjoyed this post and hope you do too.
Anne Lamott said quoting Paul Tillich, the opposite of faith is certainty. In other words, we always think we know what’s what as if we’re chronically writing a screenplay.
The truth is, we know nothing.
As some of you know, I’ve been down over the prospect of Carmela the basset hound being given away. Down is an understatement, and it’s not just because I won’t see her anymore. I’m concerned over her well-being. What if they’re mean to her. She’s not very well-trained and what if they haven’t the patience? What if they hit her or leave her at the pound? As you can see, I have a serious case of the what ifs.
It occurred to me, I have no idea what will happen just like I didn’t see this situation coming. Maybe she’ll go to someone like me who will love her so much she’ll become a better…
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