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The 23rd

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The Lord is my Concierge; He does things for me. He suggests nice parks to visit: ?He offers me bottled water. ?He can get me an appointment with a masseuse. He’ll call me a cab because that’s in his job description.

Though this city can be a pretty scary place, I’m not frightened because He knows how to take care of me. His head porter is named Rod. His staff looks after my bags.? He gets me a reservation at a nice restaurant, even if it's dinner with the in-laws. He recommends a swell shop for a haircut and shampoo.  He keeps my glass of wine filled.

 I’m going to have a pretty darn good time. I might stay here forever.

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I love this one! In room service we trust.

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Thanks. The idea was lifted from a passage in Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle. The narrator and another character, both writers, are discussing the obligation of writers to comfort humanity. The narrator suggests maybe he could rework the 23rd Psalm,...

Thanks. The idea was lifted from a passage in Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle. The narrator and another character, both writers, are discussing the obligation of writers to comfort humanity. The narrator suggests maybe he could rework the 23rd Psalm, change the words around so nobody knew it wasn't original with him. The other character says he tried this and discovered he "couldn't change a single word.". I took this as a challenge, but based on the results, now believe Vonnegut was right. Nevertheless, there could be other interesting variations: the Lord is my tailor, the Lord is my therapist, the Lord is my Human Resources Manager. Maybe someone else would like to give it a go.

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This is great...no, no God is great (ha-ha) This was alot of fun to read. Way to go

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Thanks. It was fun to write

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Very entertaining

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Thanks. Always happy to entertain.

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