upside down

        Life is crowded. It's easy to end up elbowing my way through the hours, from one chore to the next. When the folks around me start to look like chores, too, it’s a good reminder that I’m upside down again.  

“St. Francis, in the bare and barren simplicity of his life, had clung to one rag of luxury -– the manners of a court. But whereas in a court there is one king and a hundred courtiers, in this story there is one courtier, moving among a hundred kings. For he treated the whole mob of men as a mob of kings.” G. K. Chesterton