Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical

Second Sunday in Lent

The Lenten Labyrinth: Daily Reflections for the Journey of Lent today talked about (among other things) God telling Abram: "Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk and from your parents' house to land that I will show you.  I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you" (Gen. 12:1-2).  This kind of thing is of course scary, and the book goes on to talk about the Santa Fe railroad with its slogan, "Santa Fe, all the way."  The book points out that the full name of the city is Villa real de la Santa Fe de la San Francisco and that "Santa Fe" means "Holy Faith."  The idea of course being that we are walking this journey with God.


I was talking to Rachel after morning church service, and mentioned having recently exchanged e-mails with someone like real friends.
She replied: "As opposed to pretend friends, who just want to get in bed with each other -- to play Scrabble."

And later:
Rachel: "Screw guys who don't know what they want."
me: "Literally or metaphorically?  You might want to rethink your verb choice there, you know."
Rachel: [thinks] "Depends on how much they're paying you."


I watched a documentary about burlesque this afternoon at the MFA [IMDb link].

I love what my schedule today says about who I am:

-- go to a fairly traditional (progressive), peace justice and mission -oriented, church in the morning
-- skip a potluck & program about the Cambridge to Bethlehem program at said church afterward to
-- watch a a documentary on burlesque at the MFA
-- go to queer church in the evening
-- followed by a study on transgender issues [at said church]


The driver on the Green Line car I got home?  Kinda crazy.

At one point, along with the usual "Doors open on the right" or whatever, he said, "Go Celtics," which, okay, fine.

Then, departing a later stop, he announced, "We've got a family here from Cape Elizabeth, Maine.  Let's give them all a big Boston welcome.  Put your hands together."  AWKWARD!

Finally, as we pulled into Park St., he said, "Go Red Sox."
A passenger near me said, "A bit early for that, isn't it?"
I replied, "Yeah.  Pitchers and catchers was what, last week?"  (I can say things like this because musesfool is on my flist.)

"Joy Sadhana is a daily practice in the observation of joy."
-mylittleredgirl [more info]

"Sin is necessary, but all will be well, and all will be well, and every kind of thing will be well."
-Julian of Norwich, Showings

Five good things about today:
1. I got a solid comfortable amount of sleep.
2. fiareynne loved the ballet I linked to from mjules and shared it with her flist.
3. I started rereading Wendy Wasserstein's play The Heidi Chronicles because when I was watching her play Third I was reminded of it.  I had forgotten how fun some parts of it are.
4. After CWM fellowship dinner, there was carrot cake birthday cake, and clementines.
5. Isabel sent me a very thorough reply e-mail about Greece and Italy stuff.
Bonus: Tufts is having showings of Shortbus (and other films).
Which reminds me that I had meant to include as a joy item that despite it not being the very end of the month yet, the MFA today had March/April film calendars out, so I was able to pick one up.

Three things I did well today:
1. I got up at a reasonable hour.
2. I talked with Rachel after church service this morning, and she said I helped put things in perspective (re: the difficult situation we were discussing), so good on me for that.
3. Again, I ate real food rather than filling myself with processed sweets.

Two things I am looking forward to (doing [better]) tomorrow:
1. Sleeping in!
2. The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Tags: joy sadhana, lenten labyrinth meditations (2008), planning ahead, self: about me, travel: adventures in public transit

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