Feeling like the Maytag repairman

When I was growing up, there was a reoccuring character in the commercials for Maytag washing machines.  The maytag repairman – played by Gordon Jump, I think-  would appear in every commercial, sitting alone and board in his office, just waiting for a Maytag customer to call for  repairs on his or her machine.  Of course, no one ever did call – because Maytag washers and driers were so dependable that they never broke down.

Today I feel like that repairman.  My friends have told me not to get caught up in the statistics about how many people visit this blog, but I’m afraid I have.  Not too many folks come by anymore.  Maybe people have moved on to something else.  Maybe I’ve said everything I have to say – at least at the moment.  Or – hey, wait – maybe all of the people who used to come and visit are on vacation at the same time!  You never know.

When I started, I kind of thought of this blog as a private journal for my thoughts.  Maybe it’s time to go back to that point of view. (Not that I’ve held much back anyway.) 

Not much spiritual insight I can offer today in the midst of my despair.  Except maybe that it’s good from time to time to come into a place where you’re forced to reflect upon your real motivation for doing something. 

If a truth falls in the forest, and no one is around to hear it, does it make any difference?

Jim Philipps  (3rd millennium pilgrim {a.k.a. 3rd millennium maytag repairman)

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