"Retreating" to the Legend of Zelda...

What is it about the nostalgia of old-school video games? In particular, the endless, romantic joy of exploration and battle in The Legend of Zelda for the original NES...

Tonight I plugged into the original adventure of Link through the wonder of WiiWare and transported myself back to simpler times.

We all have means of "escaping" the difficulties and stresses of this life. And why not? We weren't created to work 60-hours a week. Six day workweeks. Day in, day out. Few of us take time to breath... how in the world do we take time for Sabbath?

I don't know. But I'm thankful for little joys like Zelda, cold beer and a Kurt Vonnegut read.

I've gotten myself all worked up about the presidential race, about starting Fall Semester at seminary, about the stresses of marriage... marriage. Wow. It's amazing how quickly marriage falls to the end of that line. The most important thing in my life becomes the most taken-for-granted.

Jenny, I'm sorry for being so impatient, so quick to judge, and so selfish. When you get back from class orientation tonight, you can play with the First Player controller if you want. I love you.

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