Tuesday, March 24, 2009

As I have mentioned in passing, I've had a terrible time with bad feelings lately,and tonight I had one of my walk-it-out moods...I got on the subway and rode home and then when I got out, there happened to be a church service going on at one of those storefront churches that's all over the neighborhood. Just two women, a young child and a minister. Maybe I've been reading too much Flannery o'Connor lately but I went in and I sat there for about 15 minutes and it did me good. On the door, there's an old sign that says "Relax. God is in charge." I don't know what I feel about God, exactly, but I know that comforted me a great deal. This might all sound like a cheap short story, but there you are.

Oh, well. Robert Lowell had Life Studies and talent. I'm afraid I'll have to settle for the Petite Sophisticate.


Anonymous said...

I've been in a bad place lately as well. On Sunday, I wandered in to a church and sat quietly for about 20 minutes and listened to jazz and a short lovely sermon. I'm not much for religion, but it made me feel a bit lighter.

Sadie said...

You know, I think there is something in the air? So many great people I know have been really low of late...I hope it's passing! Maybe some sort of moon-related malaise?