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

[Lent 34] joy sadhana

"Making Sense of Abstinence" [part of Sex Week at Harvard] was more of an interactive Planned Parenthood workshop than I'd been expecting (or wanting).

At one point, the presenter talked about the fact that many religious traditions are in fact supportive of masturbation -- though they're not going to have a "Masturbation Sunday."
Carolyn looked at me and said, "CWM." (So, um, if anyone has any ideas on how to make that be a thing, lemme know -- Carolyn has promised to help.)
Later, I told Carolyn about Julia's and my conversation about a sermon series on non-traditional images of God, to which she immediately said, "Mama grizzly bear!" She said it's in Isaiah (that apparently it's a brown bear, since grizzlies aren't found in that part of the world, but, yanno). I couldn't find it, so I've since emailed her. [Edit: She says it's actually Hosea 13:8. /edit]


In other news, I learned that the granite building with the John Harvard statue, which I always think is Widener Library from that angle is in fact University Hall.


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

"Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up." --Anne Lamott

Good things about today:
  • ~10hrs of sleep
  • I got some good stuff from the abstinence panel -- and yay for Carolyn conversation :)
  • I feel like I got to have both a reasonably low-key and a reasonably accomplished day.
  • My laptop has mostly been cooperative re: charging.
Things I did well today:
  • wrote rent check
  • returned a library book
  • read the Queer Agenda events listings that went out last night and added events to this week's CWM announcements. removed from the CWM email an event that's happening today (since the email didn't go out until this evening). looked up Twitter handles for the various people/orgs I was referencing in the announcement Tweet.
  • restocked on groceries
  • did laundry
  • did dishes
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," as Ari says]
  • no pre-worship Bible study (and I'm skipping the Donkey Walk), so I get to sleep in a little later than I have in recent Sundays :)
    • And because I get to go to bed early tonight, I look forward to actually feeling well-rested tomorrow. (I woke up to Housemate's parents in the living room ~11 this morning -- which was only about a half an hour before I had set my alarm to go off, but I still felt tired all day.)
  • Hot Cross Buns after morning worship
    After worship: tea and coffee on our silver tea service, and hot Hot Cross Buns! Trinitarian, Unitarian, vegan (dairy- and egg-free), or Dibbie-style* (*fruit-free). All of them guaranteed free of tree nuts and peanuts so that all can come to the feast.
    -from Molly's email
Tags: church: cwm: radical queer church please, church: somerville: cambridge welcoming, church: somerville: first church ucc, harvard, joy sadhana, people: church: carolyn, religion: language: names for god, sex
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