Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Opus 2022-165: Immortal Quotes: Eating Like a Bird

As I was waiting for the sun to show itself I noticed a bird hopping around in the grass.  My mind somehow went to that old bit of wisdom, “The early bird gets the worm.”  We have all heard the clever comebacks but my mind went in a more practical direction, the early bird seems to get more bugs than worms.

I am not writing to elevate the glory of worms or how common bugs are.  I have not accessed the nutritional label of either one so I don’t know what they have to offer.  To my knowledge I have never tasted a worm but I have tried a few kinds of bugs covered in chocolate.  That being said, I don’t think I have ever seen in real life the idealized picture of a robin valiantly trying to tug a worm from the ground.  It may be just another case of romance overwhelming reality.

When you think about it, bugs would be much more bite size appropriate for an adult bird trying to stuff something down a screeching gullet.  Try getting a worm into one of those mouths.  It may be that the adult birds prefer bugs and actually would turn their nose up at a worm.

So we have another bit of popular wisdom written by people in ivory towers with no contact with reality.  Or it could be that I need to get out of the Texas hill country more.

Bon appetit.  

homo unius libri

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