The Happy Ignorance of Being Thirty-nineteen

            When I was seventeen I was a genius. A serious, going-to-change the world type of genius. So I did what every red-blooded Arizona border town kid does—packed up my guitar and headed for NYC to play music on the streets.             
            See? Genius.
            I limped back home some months later with a smashed hand and about thirty pounds lighter.
            By then I’d turned eighteen… still a genius.
            Funny, now I’m thirty-nineteen and I don’t know anything. The God of my youth I graciously invited along on my life-adventures has proved himself in these middle years a great and wonderful mystery. I’ve seen Him do amazing things. Miracles really. I’ve tagged along as He’s reached out and touched the broken, stoned, poor, wealthy, and arrogant. From prisons to castles He’s taught me He’s no respecter of persons, but loves equally and completely. His love crosses every nationality, border, and sin. Even mine. Even yours.
            I don’t want to change the world anymore. Just allow myself to be changed. To tag along and be a blessing to the one, not the masses. To reach out and take the hand of the Father Who offers me breath. He pats me on the head and says, “Okay. Now watch Me change the world. Starting with you.”
            That’s fine with me.
            Being a genius is exhausting.
 
Fair winds!
Buck 

7 comments

  • Carole Brown

    Carole Brown U.S. :)

    I had to laugh, but it's oh, so true! Great post. Enjoyed.

    I had to laugh, but it's oh, so true! Great post. Enjoyed.

  • Diana Flegal

    Diana Flegal Asheville, NC

    I laughed out loud as well Buck. My thoughts exactly, although I still want to change the world - some- as it fits with all the work still going on in me! All in all, life is a wonderful journey! From one genius to another :-)

    I laughed out loud as well Buck. My thoughts exactly, although I still want to change the world - some- as it fits with all the work still going on in me! All in all, life is a wonderful journey! From one genius to another :-)

  • David Moore

    David Moore Hiawassee, GA

    Thanks for sharing Buck. Looking forward to the book...and a new CD hopefully in the future too! God bless.

    Thanks for sharing Buck. Looking forward to the book...and a new CD hopefully in the future too! God bless.

  • Bob Bennett

    Bob Bennett Buck Storm Fan Club HQ

    Buck ... Great post. I "shared" it on my FB Page. Blessings to you, my friend and now road-compadre! Bob.

    Buck ... Great post. I "shared" it on my FB Page. Blessings to you, my friend and now road-compadre! Bob.

  • Vonda Skelton

    Vonda Skelton

    I LOVE this!

    I LOVE this!

  • Sally Chambers

    Sally Chambers

    Funny! Love this blog post, Buck, and love your sign-off, Fair Winds!

    Funny! Love this blog post, Buck, and love your sign-off, Fair Winds!

  • Luis

    Luis Brasil

    Great post, just a doubt: Thirty-nineteen means 49 years old. Sorry, but I'm not familiar with this expression. Thanks in advance

    Great post, just a doubt: Thirty-nineteen means 49 years old. Sorry, but I'm not familiar with this expression.
    Thanks in advance

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