Thursday, May 17, 2007

Mmmmm- Panera Breaaaad....

There is a lot to say... if only I had the energy to drum up my mental capacity to form coherent thoughts. Perhaps a new and somewhat informative post will make its way to the fore this weekend. Who knows...

For now...this mini-anecdote will have to suffice: I was sitting and reading and meditating and praying the other morning and I did a very spiritual thing: I fell asleep. I am learning that I really shouldn't close my eyes to pray when I'm all alone. It usually results in unconscious drooling and smushed wrinkles on my face. While in my pious slumber, I dreamed that I went into a McDonalds to get some victuals. I remember in the dream, I felt kind of bad that I was giving in to my carnal urge to eat fast food. Not bad enough to turn around and get out...but nevertheless, a slight twinge of disappointment that I could not resist the siren call of the fried foods ( and the irresistable temptation of the vanilla shake). And lo, inside the McDonalds...it turned into Panera Bread! I was quite surprised and delighted! YES! An eatery I LOVE disguised inside a McDonalds! ( which also I am secretly fond of but feel guilty about ...especially after seeing the Morgan Spurlock documentary "Supersize Me" not once, not twice, but thanks to the health classes at the Shelter, at least three times...I believe I have lost count.) How thrilling is that?! But before I could receive the food I ordered, I woke up. Sigh.

Some people fall into trances while engaged in spiritual meditation. Some have holy visions. Some see angels or hear the voice of the Lord. I fall asleep and dream about Panera Bread. Sigh.
( Boy, I wish they'd open a franchise in my county. ) I think I need to go back to Bibleschool... and NO- not JUST because there's a Panera within twenty minutes of the campus...

5 comments:

Lori said...

Ah, someone else who feels guilty about eating at Mickey D's!

lis said...

Last time I got home to the US, we stopped at McD's, and I instinctively looked around for the real food. And lo! There wasn't any!

However, by the end of the summer I was corrupted by the fact that I had a sister working there, and would stop in to get ice cream, just so I could seeeee her!

:O)

(Peter dreamed about food too!)

DJ said...

Hahaha. And your young women shall see visions...

I'm not sure he was referring to McD's though :-)

drewey fern said...

Pious slumber. Hee hee hee. I, too, LOVE Panera Bread! Hurrah!

Amy said...

I have found since switching to a new brand of contacts that I can no longer close my eyes to pray...my contacts feel weird after a few seconds. (My doctor is not concerned.) So instead of concentrating on my prayer I start thinking about the weird feeling in my eyes...counterproductive. So I keep my eyes open and try not to get distracted by something else. I'm sure there's a deeper meaning in that. :)