Monday, February 21, 2005

My Own Private Stash

I just tapped my second brew yesterday... a wheat beer. One of my personal faves. And it is so freaking good. Mmm. If you want to try some, swing on by, and I will be more than happy to pour you a pint, cut a lemon and shoot the breeze.

In other news, I am thinking of getting a new tattoo. I have one now on an ankle that says 'broken' on it, reminding me of my own brokenness as I walk through this world. But I would like to put some yin in to balance out the yang. I want to get a tattoo on my other ankle that says Shalom in Hebrew. That's what the pic is of if you haven't made the connection yet.

Some of you might have heard the word, others perhaps not. Some might think it simply means "peace," but it is actually a much more loaded, rich word than that. Shalom is completeness, wholeness, full redemption. It is life lived the way we were meant to live. It is not perfection, but it is everything in its proper place.

So I think it significant to note that I walk not just in brokenness, but also in shalom. One foot in fractured-ness, one foot in beauty. You see?

3 comments:

ashdown said...

i see...and am desiring the same...we should've explored this earlier and gone today....oh well, another time.

and i must add the the wheat beer is astounding. my highest recommendation!

Ben... said...

I was just thinking today, "you know who needs another tatoo...? Ryan does."

Rick said...

Do Japanese kids get tattoos with American words on them?

What does that mean?

It's English for Fire and Water.