Coincidental coming across of various icons, signs, and symbols to get my mind in the right place. Writing research focused heavily upon our past together so that I can see the pattern of Your not really ever giving ground, of Your constant support and Your unwillingness to let me get off easy, even when it seems like I’m shoving my head in the sand. You allow the time and space it takes for me to come around to something, but You never let me pretend it’s not there. Patterns of Your unwaverying steadfastness fresh in my mind, proof — proof! — that You are trustworthy, that You have lived up to what You said You would, that there is no cosmic joke and You are not waiting until just the perfect time to drop me, reassurance that Your love is kind and constant. With such strength in my heart, such love and adoration and knowledge of being blessed by You, out I trekked . . .
and found this.
Well played. Message received.
(I’m not generally a “this is an awesome deal I HAVE TO GET IT even if I don’t keep it!” sort of thrifter, but this is a brass mask, and it was ten dollars.)