2018 unedited, Mirror Image Edutainment, Alan John Mayer
I think I might say, the first time I remember standing up to my mother and saying, “No/Nein!” was the first time I actually heard God speak to me.
I stood up, and listened for His guidance. I followed His command that I take this itchy shirt off. At work, my father was involved with foreigners. At home he was involved with only one foreigner — the enemy. I think I, as a young boy, was so confused by the different languages being spoken in my midst, without being aware of it, it was like living amid the tower of Babel. I knew how to speak two languages half way.
At home, father’s involvement with his wife required he make a full time commitment to speaking German with her, and living in her world. He was lucky to be her private cartoonist and jester.
Remembering the moment I first said, “No!” to Mummy’s shirt reminds me of the moment I first saw the Statue of Liberty. I was asea on the Geiger, an almost nine year old boy, my father brought me up from our cabin. Dawn was just breaking and a heavy mist hung over N.Y. harbour. There she stood, as we passed her by in the big ship. Then we moved into the pre- World Trade Center harbour.
I knew whatever was to come was going to be a big adventure.
God talked to me that day I stood there in my mother’s sewing room wearing her scratchy knit sweater, and I listened,
opened my eyes,
opened my ears but somewhere along the way, I shut them again, I remained in the dark, searching…
Now, that I my search may pay off bigger dividends. I must learn to become the efficiency expert of my life.
God, Gott gnade mir die Heiterkeit, God grant me the serenity, to accept the
people and things I cannot change.
Like the lotto billboards read: Breathe, breathe, breathe, etc., usw usw usw…