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The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light. And they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. (Isaiah 9:2, Handel's Messiah)
Good things about today:
- I think I got enough sleep.
- I learned of a whole bunch of cool sounding books (though sadly Safe, Sane, and Consensual: Contemporary Perspectives on Sadomasochism apparently exists in no libraries [according to WorldCat] and the cheapest I can get it on half.com is $84+shipping -- but I can get Understanding Non-Monogamies at Widener, and while When Someone You Love Is Kinky isn't available nearby, it's cheap [$5+shipping] on half.com).
- Gita congratulated me on my promotion :) [she commented on my facebook post] I'm not clear that most people who haven't been listening to my saga even understand what my promotion is/means -- they just have positive feelings about something that I seem to be happy about.
- Joe F. MCed Stacie's Gospel Concert as per usual, and while I think he's even less of a feminist than Prof.B. is, he consistently said "him or her," "men or women," etc. -- at times when he was reporting stuff from Scripture or whatever, so he actually had to make an effort to inclusify them from the versions I'm sure he grew up with; I was pleased.
- At the end of the program, Joe F. thanked various people including David O. -- whom I've barely seen since I stopped doing SCBC Sunday morning adult ed. When the lights went on, I saw him a few rows in front of me. He had turned by the time I got there, so I kinda rubbed his back to get his attention. We hugged before he even really registered me and after we'd backed off (though we held hands like the whole time we talked -- in a gen way!) he said, "I almost didn't recognize you at first -- I was like, 'Who is this gorgeous woman who's hugging me?' " He said it was really good to see me and gave me his cell phone number (said texting is the best method -- yay for people being upfront about what's effective for communicating with them!). My having just gotten a promotion means I have a really nice answer for people who ask what's new with me :) We hugged a whole slew of times -- partly because I stayed in his row because I saw Joe F. on the other side of the aisle and wanted to say hi to him before I left. He said "I love you" when we were ostensibly hugging goodbye, and I said, "I love you too," and I find it really interesting how easy and normal that is with churchfolk whereas it is so fraught in other contexts.
- I have at least one option for Mardi Gras pancakes.
- swept (some), did laundry, bought milk
["anything that you're looking forward to, that means you're facing tomorrow with joy, not trepidation," as Ari says]
- morning church -- with pancakes at Coffee Hour!