March 18th, 2008

professional me, self

Lent (36/40)

Today's Lenten Labyrinth meditation:
    Here are two Holy Week reflections for this day.  The first is: how well are you carrying the cross of Christ?  Does the work of bringing justice and peace to the world, of redeeming it, fit your shoulders?  How involved are you in the sufferings of the poor, society's weak and little ones who lack power?
    The second reflection is: whatever your personal cross or crosses, are you engaged in the creative chemistry of converting them into something that that will enhance you and the world?
The reading also notes:
    "Take up your cross"; what does that mean?  In the Gospel of Luke it seems very evident.  Crosses were for revolutionaries.  They were the instruments of capital punishment for anyone who opposed Rome, who worked actively against the establishment to lift the oppression of the people.  All crosses can be revolutionary, socially renewing as they help to redeem--to make holy--the world.

"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. [draws hearts around self and gen bff]
2. I headed next door for something this morning, and the weather was so nice.  ( said Boston 10am: 36F feels like 30F)  Alyssa B-G was heading out at the same time, and I said, "I thought I was the only person crazy enough to go outside without a jacket in this weather."  She said she finds bracing cold good for waking her up :)
3. Spangler pasta (gnocchi, spinach & mushrooms & tomato & olives & sundried tomato, with alfredo with pesto).
4. After ~8hrs of sleep, I had hoped to feel more well-rested than I did this morning, but thankfully it didn't affect my day too much.
5. On my way to the T after work, I bumped into Layna -- with her Korean tutor, who says I have soft hair :)

Three things I did well today:
1. I did ~20min in the weight room this morning.
2. I called a friend, because she e-mailed me asking me to.  Which feels more like, "Yay, I got to bring some grace into the world," than an Accomplishment per se.
     Mal: Hey, little one. Understand your part in all this?
     River: Do you?
     Mal: It's what I do, darlin'. It's what I do.

3. I finally sent out the Unit directory (includes everyone's office phone, home contact info, assistant office contact info) -- people keep asking me for people's contact info, and I'm happy to pull up the document, but it would be much more efficient for everyone to have the information themselves; but I keep not actually sending it out, for reasons that are unclear to me.

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," as Ari says]
1. Lunch with Cate.
2. Getting to bed earlier tomorrow night than I am tonight.

In one of my rare moments actually logged in to facebook, the update feed informed that Gusti was attending "PASSIONS," so of course I had to click to see what it was 'cause hi, this is Gusti.
Name:        PASSIONS
Tagline:      a Passion Play for Skeptics, Believers, and the Third Millennium
Host:        HDS 2984 "Passion Play" Seminar
Type:        Music/Arts - Performance

In this new and original work written, directed, and performed by the members of Professor Matthew Myer Boulton’s “Passion Play” seminar, the four passion narratives in the New Testament gospels intertwine with contemporary voices that interpret, critique, and encounter these narratives today. With original music composed by HDS student Robert Swartz. All are welcome -- admission is FREE! Come out and support original community theater!
So I put it on my calendar for tonight.  Collapse )