This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Monday, October 25, 2021

From the Book of Merton

Whenever I am feeling down and adrift, I will consult with Father Thomas Merton to see what he's got to say to me.   

Some days, what he has to say doesn't make much sense.  He talks a lot about nature and spirituality and his words won't resonant with me given the feelings I am feeling on that particular day.  Although I will try to reconcile Merton's message for the day with how I am feeling,  some days it simply just doesn't work.     

However, there are some days, like today, where he will hit me with his best shot when I am dealing with several issues.  This was his daily meditation for today titled No New Fires: 


Thank you, Father.

And since I quoted it, here is the song made famous by Pat Benatar but used to good effect in the movie Rock of Ages starring Catherine Zeta and company:

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