Monday, December 14, 2015

How the Bear Almost Died Today Blogging

The Bear's habit is to sit at the dining room table and do his work. He has his full-spectrum happy light to keep him from hibernating, his sweet Apple Macbook Retina 12" display, and a little library including his bibles and catechism. Directly above him is a large and incredibly heavy beam that the Bear supposes makes the dining room look medieval.

This morning, the Bear's mate, Red Death, former driver, bodyguard and factotum, a.k.a. "The Shepherdess" asked that he move his work area one quarter turn around the dining room table. Bears do not like changes, but she insisted, so he went along with her demand. In fact, he grew irritated at the move and went into Bear Workstation 2, the couch.

Within 30 minutes, the beam crashed to the floor, breaking our shrine table, but not before passing directly through the thin air invariably displaced by the Bear's head.

That would have hurt, even a Bear. There's no point in speculating between mere fractures and the end of the Bear. But that was quite the timely premonition on his mate's part! The Bear thinks God is good. He also thinks that we can be killed at any minute in the stupidest way.

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    1. Not invulnerable, and I suspect I could be killed. It's always something like that that intervenes and saves me, otherwise I think I would have died a thousand deaths. I apparently don't have to worry about natural causes, however. Although lately, I've even wondered about that.

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  2. WOW! That's scary! Glad you're OK!

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  3. Ah! And thus avoiding the removal of any beam from Bear's eye. Deo Gratias!

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    1. LOL no doubt the Bear has a beam in his eye. That doesn't stop him from poking other people in the eye. (Is that how that goes?)

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  4. Francis called God and told Him to send you a message about mercy. (Francis can do that.) That near miss was mercy in action, you know!

    Glad you are safe. The "shepherdess" indeed!

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    1. If Pope Francis would do that for the Bear after all the "word-stones" the Bear throws at him, he really is a saint.

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  5. How many lives do bears get?

    Seattle kim

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  6. God has other plans for you Bear. Besides it would have been inelegant to check out via a falling beam. But the devil is out to get you, so watch yourself.

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    1. Agreed Michael, and with every commenter here. Thanks be to God for the Shepherdess.

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  7. Glad to hear that Mrs. Bear and your guardian angel are looking out for you.

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  8. Maybe God's aim was off.

    I'm sorry, I have a terrible sense of humor at times. I'm kidding. I'm so thankful you are not hurt and so glad Red had that impulse, to change your workstation. The only negative thing I can say about the Bear is he ought to choose readers who are stockbrokers and could well stock his blog with big fat fish.

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    1. The Bear has been surprised at the generosity of donors, although there are only a few of them. They are the Bear's patrons. This is the season for giving, though! And Bear store gear makes great Christmas presents! (Although the Bear cannot guarantee delivery by Christmas.) Fish are essential to this production of this blog. The Bear has been trained to perform for fish for hundreds of years. He tends to become unmotivated without them.

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