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Monday, April 20th, 2009

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6:53a
"God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in that person." (1 John 4:16b)
Dear Mom and Dad:

Thank you so much for having such a strong, healthy marriage.  I'm learning to be really hesitant about committing for life as I've been watching people I love struggle with difficult, difficult things, and I was thinking just now that it's so easy for these examples of struggle and failure to become my dominant models because I'm much more actively engaged with/aware of them (whereas happy marriages just blend into the background), and so I am so grateful that my primary model is the two of you.

Love,
me
9:34p
"I heard the rocks crying out...
This really feels like a spiritual practice... being with people in their pain.

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It is not Patriots' Day for most of you; why so quiet, LJ?

I thought I was mostly just being tired and lazy when I told Tiffany I would just take the collection home and count it after the Reconciling Saint Celebration, but it's actually a lot to sift through -- like a dozen checks and at least as many pledge cards, plus cash.

Conversation last night reminded me to look into this year's Boston Pride "Interfaith" service.  The Parade's on a Saturday, but Festival spans two weekends, but I can't find it on the website anywhere.  I emailed the committee and got the response: "Although it’s not on the calendar at the moment, I’m sure it will soon.  Thanks for contacting Boston Pride!"  I am not filled with confidence, but...  In other news, looking at the calendar: Log Cabin Republicans April Meeting (Thu, April 23, 7pm – 9pm, Location TBA).  I suppose it is probably a good thing I am otherwise committed.

I emailed the woman about HBS GLBT lunches and she said: "Yeah… we meet once in awhile. Twice yearly it seems like :)"

I haven't heard from L. since mid-last week, which concerns me a bit.  She emailed me on the 15th and I emailed her back on the 17th and emailed again today (the 20th).

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"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

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