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A bit more Jonas


I'm going to save the "I wish I'd said that" portion of today's Jonas encounter for tomorrow, but I've re-read the anecdote below and I feel I need to broaden the brush stroke on him a bit.

Jonas isn't an easy man to be around.  It's impossible not to have an almost breathless respect for him, but difficult to like him as a personality.  He must be near my age, and the years are telling on him, but he has an almost obnoxious youthful enthusiasm, a robustness and exhuberance that's not easy to take.

As I mentioned, the appendage above his torso is hair in every direction with a grinning set of somewhat snaggled, yellowing teeth and a pair of eyes peering out. 

His clothing, BDU fatigues with cargo pockets, are worn and give the impression of not being clean, though I suspect they actually are.  His appearance causes the viewer to expect him to stink, which he doesn't.

Jonas is definitely a gentle soul, maybe a wise one, but his demeanor speaks of a puppy foolishness.

However, having said all that, I'll say again, you can't know him, or know of him, without feeling a humility and respect entirely out of proportion to the human being in front of you.

I'd say the non-Christian religions are lucky there aren't more Christians of the Jonas variety.  He's one of the handfull of Christians I've met in my entire lifetime who behaves as though he actually believes in Jesus Christ.





Entry #480


Comment by LOTTOMIKE - December 15, 2005, 7:08 am
always look forward to reading your blog.its always interesting.....
Comment by Rip Snorter - December 15, 2005, 8:27 am
Thanks LottoMike

Life good, chum?


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