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

Lent (28/40)

REMINDER: Daylight Saving Time begins at 2am (here in the U.S.).  Which, okay, is really soon, so I hope most of you already knew that.


Today's Lenten Labyrinth meditation says: "It's not enough to remove the darkness of the desire for what is harmful.  Once you've [...] cleansed yourself of evil, you must fill yourself with light, which is to say justice, peace and love."  Earlier it had talked about Luke 11:24-26 where Jesus says that someone has an evil spirit cast out of them and the spirit comes back with more evil spirits, so the person's end lot is worse than before the purgation.


I woke up before 9:30 this morning, which confused me, 'cause you saw the timestamp on my before-bed post.  But I felt awake enough to get up, so I did.

Megan and I had a late brunch at Renee's.  I got one of the specials -- Eggs Benedict (which I'd never had before) with mushrooms, artichoke hearts, and peppers.  I think I don't like Eggs Benedict that much.  And the hot chocolate was mediocre.  Oh well.  Last time I was there I had a Greek omelet and an orange juice, which was fine.

By the time we finished, it was raining out (like fairly heavily, and with mini-rivers frequent along the roads and sidewalks), so we just came home, changed out of our wet shoes and pants and into dry pajama pants and hung out.  We mostly discussed interpersonal stuff, but there was a detour to cat_macros, and I played a bunch of music for her 'cause she was unfamiliar with Ani DiFranco, Dar Williams, Jeffrey Foucault, etc.

We had a late dinner -- Barilla ricotta & spinach tortellini and watched Latter Days.  It's got a few plotholes, but mostly just the usual kind of stuff you don't pay too much attention to.  I enjoyed the movie.  I really liked the analogy of life being like the dots that make up the comics printed in newspapers -- that we're too close to make sense of it, but from God's perspective it does all make sense.

mjules: "If it weren't for the gutter, my brain would be homeless"

I only skimmed my flist, which I expect will continue to be the case for some time as Megan's here until Monday evening.

"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. Further talking out some things.
2. Sharing music.
3. I got to lay (is that correct, thistlerose?) lie on Megan while watching the movie.
4. There were lots of quite enjoyable bits in the movie.
5. Chatting with Megan generally being so easy and comfortable.  (It occurs to me that I have a really good track record with meatspace meetings of people I previously only knew from online and often not for especially long periods of time -- like usually in the ballpark of a year.)
Bonus: A member of the household other than myself bought toilet paper.

Three things I did well today:
1. I thought to bring an umbrella to brunch even though it wasn't yet raining when we left the house.
2. I made dinner.
3. I washed dishes.

Two things I am looking forward to (doing [better]) tomorrow:
["anything that you're looking forward to, that means you're facing tomorrow with joy, not trepidation" -Ari]
1. Bringing Megan to gay church.
2. Hopefully seeing Rachel at morning church.
Tags: food: boston area, joy sadhana, lenten labyrinth meditations (2008), movies: watched, people: mjules

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