And So It Goes

Kurt Vonnegut's absolutely bizarre book, Slaughterhouse Five, officially coined this phrase "So it goes". In the context of the book it references death. Another interesting phrase "So be it" is used by none other than Jason Bourne. The movies fail to pick up on this phrase, but in Robert Ludlum's masterful books you hear it repeated over and over. Both of these phrases tend to lead the reader on to believe that there is no hope. This is how it ends, or this is how it is, and there is nothing else.

My blog has a slightly down tone tonight, mainly cause I'm having one of those sleepless nights. There are challenges in life that are dreadfully difficult to face, and I seem to be in the midst of one of those tonight. My surgery! No, just kidding, although I'm not looking forward to that either.

For the sake of maturity I really won't delve into the matter of the problem. However, like the psalmist David, I will praise God for the work He is doing in my life. The beauty of David's psalms are astounding and I love the layout of many of these psalms. David obviously had a rough life but even in the most depressing of psalms he had something good to praise God about at the end.

So I'd like to praise God for the challenges He has put before me in the last 5 and a half years. Since starting college at OC I've grown tremendously, and on a night like tonight I doubt the truth of that statement, but I know I've come a long way. I'd also like to praise God for the gift of our Christian community. I tremendously love my brothers and sisters in Christ and am thankful for their loving spirits. But most importantly I'd like to thank God for who He is. His example of love, sacrifice and mercy can never be surpassed and while it is often incomprehensible that there is a being who loves us that much, I am extremely grateful.


Gabe said...

Love ya dog. Hang in there.

ann said...

Great post, Blake. Very psalm-like. Keep the faith, friend.

blakewell said...

Just as a matter of update, everything is good on both accounts. I'm a bit sore from my surgery and I had a very productive talk with my dear friend which got us back on track. Thanks for the encouragement Gabe and Ann! And Peter, thanks for the new nickname!