Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
– The Second Coming by William Butler Yeates
This is a story of second chances. A second chance to get things right. A second chance to make a difference. If we get it wrong, things will certainly fall apart and the centre will crumble. Mere anarchy will be loosed and all because the falcon failed to hear the falconer!
If I were to start from the point of my “moment of truth”, it would appear that God is trying to tell us something but as with most things human, we know best! We don’t listen, we offer our own interpretation. I was dead alright, in a metaphorical sense, but the restoration was complete. It was my second chance to get things right. My second coming. It was a privilege and I was determined to make it count. I think I did and will continue to do so within the constraints of current reality. But time is short and it is not in my nature to beg for what should have been properly appropriated. Don’t just take my word for it, let us just re-examine the evidence in a chronological order: