Early morning rains.
Starbucks coffee houses.
October is my birth month. Tomorrow, the 5th, I turn 56 years of age. Horrors.
Fifty year olds without money and power are invisible in our culture. I have decided to use my gift of invisibility for good rather than evil. I observe, polish, think, put in a word where and while I may.
I try to help the Visible Beings achieve before they, too, enter the Realm of Invisibility.
Invisibility is not always a bad thing. When others lift heavy objects to carry about, I am no longer recruited to their help.
When swift running is the order of the day? Invisible.
Pop culture references? I don't know Kanye West from L'il Wayne. In fact, I think they are the same fellow, like Clark Kent and Superman .
I will tell this story and let you go. I still do my workout every day, so I can call basketball games. Yes, in my current state of infirmity this is no doubt foolhardy but the night cometh when no ref can call. I must work while it is yet day.
My new friend, Tim, got me a ref gig in a nearby school district a few weeks ago. We did eight games in two days.
Frankly, I do not know what they had before us but the administrators, coaches and the parents were raving about our knowledge of the game, conditioning and game management.
Tim got me another assignment yesterday with him here in Brock. One of the coaches from the previous tournament brought two teams this time to our gym. She is a really good high school coach, experienced and capable.
She walked in before her first game, saw us on the court and said to her husband, "Oh, good. They got the old referee and the other guy. They are just the best I have seen out here."
The old referee and the other guy.
I did not have to ask who she meant by the "other guy."
I thought for a moment of rushing down to Wal-Mart for some Grecian Formula . I was sore tempted, but, hark, no, why would I want to forfeit my gift of invisibility?
I will forsake it not. , Yea,I will accept time's great boon. I shall wrap me now in my cloak of invisibility.
Who said that? Heardest thou a voice but seeth no man? Hah!
Godspeed you on this Lord's Day.