In preparation for confirmation the nuns had us practice the answers to the questions the bishop would ask.
Q. Do you renounce Satan?
A We do renounce him.
Q. And all his works?
A. We do renounce them.
In in a previous warble, inspired by Bobbi Feyerabend’s categories, I winnowed some of life’s offerings into either Alma or Sin Alma, Now a little older and a lot crankier, my segregating has simplified into Works of Satan and Everything Else. At confirmation age, I wasn’t sure how to identify his Belzeebubian hoofprints but now I know more.
My choices for perdition have, I hope understandably, a horticultural bent. One thing they all share, there’s something mightily attractive about them.
Feel free to call me unspeakable names and/or offer your own candidates.
Works of Satan (a partial list)
leaf blowers, helicopters, Fox news, Uber, oxalis, the AT&T voice saying“Let me just look that up”, feedlots, landscape fabric, plastic toys, the NRA, jasminum polyanthum, Round-up (if used on jasminum polyanthum, we can debate), football, and starring in its latest prosperity-creating iteration, la migra separating children from parents .
subject to review