March 31st, 2012

moon house

[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]

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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.

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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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