Thank You for Your Prayers

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Tiger swallowtail: nothing to do with the post, really, but well worth seeing. We do love God’s handiwork.

The hospital just called to get my consent for another medical procedure for Aunt Joan. Her blood pressure, which was so dangerously low, is coming back up toward normal–a very good sign. I am sure God has heard our prayers for her.

The pain in my neck has subsided. It’ll just be stiff for a while.

I’ve been working on that assignment I told you about last week, reviewing Agatha Christie’s Curtain. Absorbed in my work, I hardly noticed that an hour and a half had passed.

I had a bad moment when I discovered that the infamous dinner scene I planned to focus on is not, in fact, in the book! It’s only in the movie. But reading the novel carefully, it seems I’m all right, after all: what the screenwriters did, very cleverly, was to gather up certain bits of conversation scattered throughout the text and put them all together to make the dinner scene. This allows me to proceed as planned. You may remember that I’m interested in the fact that a novel written in London in the midst of World War II features characters, all of them English, talking like Heinrich Himmler–sort of a mystery within a mystery novel, and maybe indicative of some spiritual toxins that have seeped into Western Christianity.

Anyway, that’s it for now. See you again at cat video time.

 

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

2 responses to “Thank You for Your Prayers

  • UnKnowable

    Interesting. I have not read much Agatha Christie, but I’m beginning to think that I should. I saw the 1974 movie of Murder on the Orient Express a few days ago and was very impressed. It was delightful.

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  • Linda Sorci

    Swallowtails are such beautiful butterflies – or, as my children always said, ‘flutter bys’. God has made some stunningly beautiful things. Prayers continue as always, Lee.

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