We live on a busy street. We knew that when we bought the place. And that’s okay…we adjust. We keep our eyes on our kids when they are playing in the front yard. It comes along with the territory. But like many neighborhoods, the quietest time is Sunday morning. There is hardly any movement on our street on Sunday morning, which is quite a contrast from the rest of the week. But I remember an incident earlier this year on Easter morning...a very quiet morning. I was walking out of my front door to my car, and I was wearing a suit., so it was quite obvious where I was headed. And just as I got to my car, I looked up and noticed that my neighbor was headed to her car at the same time. She is an older African American woman…we had not interacted much…despite living right across the street from one another, our paths do not cross. And on this particular day, she was wearing a nice pink dress and a beautiful Easter hat. I had no idea what church she attended…but I did know that she was going to celebrate Easter somewhere in the Austin area that morning. Two neighbors, two different congregations, headed out in two different directions.
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My wife and I went out on a date earlier this year, and we decided to catch the new romantic flick called Age of Adaline. The movie has an interesting premise. A beautiful young woman finds herself in the dubious position of never aging. She is 29 forever. Now this may sound exciting at first, but she quickly discovers that relationships are difficult to manage. She experiences much disorientation as she watches her daughter age past her looking more like her mother than her daughter. She wisely avoids all romantic ties living in a perpetual prison of isolation. She constantly changes her identity for fear of being discovered and subjected to scientific study. The movie certainly captures the tension and tragedy of eternal youth. But, admittedly, the movie fell flat for us as we walked out of the theater, and the reason was obvious – the movie lacked magic.