Now, I knew there were all sorts of possibilities for the source of that arm. I wasn't even sure there was still a body attached to the arm. It seemed the right thing to do would be to notify the police. I got the police and they had a look and it turned out to be an older vagrant man who'd passed out drunk the night before. It wasn't long after that I noticed the windows were boarded.
I have always wondered at the fact that some buildings tend to remain vacant for years, as if no one wants to do anything with that piece of property. It just doesn't make "cents" does it? Then, there are also those buildings which are sold to first one business and then another, forever failing to make a go of it successfully. It seems as if some spots are doomed to fail, despite the fact that they are on prime commercial strips. And, there are those businesses that thrive n the middle of nowhere, like Opi's on the outskirts of Rome, Georgia. Opi's was a little "trailer shack" sized bar, yet it was always surrounded by bikers, and other assortment of folks on any given weekend. Then the place burned down, probably because it was a rickety fire hazard. The owners built a bigger building right beside the ruins, with an exterior deck and tables, expanding the number of customers they could serve, and still it appears to be packed every weekend.
Our life upon earth is to be reckoned by days. It is fleeting and uncertain, and with little in it to be fond of, or to be depended on. Let us return to God, trust in his mercy through Jesus Christ, and submit to his will. Then soon shall we glide through this vexatious world, and find ourselves in that happy place, where there is fulness of joy and pleasures for evermore. -Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on Ecclesiastes 6:12 .
Yes, who knows what is good for us, when we don't even know ourselves what will succeed and what will fail? It seems we spend our days experimenting and practicing, until we pass. Then we all pass on out of this life.