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Topic: Sewing (02/22/07)
TITLE: SO WHAT
By Paul Potenza
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I can't button my only suit jacket.
It lost it's top tooth about a month ago and I just can't seem to walk around in it with only the bottom button buttoned. To ME that's kind of like walking around in a tuxedo with your fly unzipped. It just smacks of a lack of breeding. It reminds me of something a friend of mine once said to me after I had committed a terrible social "faux pas". He said "Pauly, you are like a teacher out of school...You have NO CLASS."
The thing is that I seem to have a deficiency in my makeup which will NOT allow me the dexterity to properly reattach buttons. Same goes for stitching rips, tears or loose hems. Did you know (I'm not particularly PROUD of this) that for the past three months, I have been walking around in a pair of dress trousers that have been scotch taped at the inside hem of the leg? It's TRUE!!! I considered STAPLING them but the little silver staples showed through, so I abandoned THAT idea.
I SHOULD be able to do this sort of thing. I was in the Marine Corps and we actually had lessons wherein we would learn to kill people followed by lessons on how to mend our torn clothing. (There's a lesson in THERE too, but I'll save it for another day.)
Jesus had some things to say about this particular subject. He talked about sewing new cloth onto old.
In a few weeks we are going to have a calander event that celebrates the life - death - burial and resurrection of Jesus.
We call it "Easter".
At precisely the point that He died...The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom and Satan's hand was never able to sew it up again. I don't know about the seamstresses of the world, but for the rest of us, that's great news. I LIKE a rip that can't be fixed. I like a departure from which there is NO coming back. It says to me that things WERE one way but now they're THIS way.
And I'll walk around in my taped trousers and unbuttoned suit jacket and think about all this. And I'll smile softly to myself and say...
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