I upset Bertha from Bloomington by disparaging myself in a recent post.
And so I apologize to her.
Self flagellation is a common because we make fun of ourselves before others can. Especially for humorous folks because the funny folks are getting ready to make fun of everyone else.
"You are beautiful in God's eyes," Bertha wrote.
Thank you, Bertha.
Part of the entry was about the first paragraph of my obit -- how I'll be remembered.
Thinking about this since writing the post, I of course realized my obit will start, "Rich Jackson, father of Clare Jackson, passed away Thursday doing something stupid" -- the cause to be determined.
(Bertha, that's not negative -- that's just my pattern of doing things I ought not.)
I remain thankful for the support of Bertha, who started as a complete stranger but now is a dear friend, during my long and winding road.
Peace and a Bertha unto each of you my brothers and sisters.