Phil and I have both gone Wonky! This is because we just got back from seeing the play "Willie Wonka And The Chocolate Factory". It was performed by local actors, with some quite special effects, including actors flying around the stage. At intermission, I took this picture of Phil and I in a mirror, thereby realizing that the outfit I had chosen to wear looked like summer pajamas. Why the picture of the yellow shoe? No good reason. The man sitting across from us was wearing startling yellow patent leather shoes! I have never seen patent leather sneakers, much less yellow, so had to show you. They were almost as eye-popping as the play. I recently read that Willie Wonka is a Christian allegory. Wonka himself is God, because he can make the whole world happy. And the chocolate factory is heaven. Charlie, the boy who feels remorse and confesses, gets to stay there forever. Hmmm... and here I had thought it was just a nice little story about morals and being a good person. Chocolate CAN be heaven, but I rather think it will be more like the description below. In the last couple days we went to the sweat bee garden, the Bouncy Castle place, and this play. And Memorial Day weekend isn't even half over. Life is good.
"The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. The foundations of the city were decorated with every kind of precious stone...the great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass... I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and The Lamb are it's temple...There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign forever and ever." Rev. 21,22