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

memeage before bed

[ NB: re: my i ♥ my family post, my family is happy to adopt pseudo-adults into the fold. ]

meme 1:

Name a CD you own that no one else on your friends list does:
The Ultimate Yma Sumac Collection

Name a book you own that no one else on your friends list does:
Our Vampires, Ourselves by Nina Auerbach

Name a movie you own that no one else on your friends list does:
Jesus Has Two Mommies

Name a place that you have visited that no one else on your friends list has:
Moab, Utah
It occurs to me that i created an LJ account for my mother and put it on my f'list and she has (duh) been to Moab as well since that was part of the family trip to the Southwest.
Nova Scotia?


meme 2:

When you see this, post some poetry in your LJ.

Well i actually posted a whole chunk of Shakespeare before this meme started, but here’s Wednesday’s RCFOS reading.
When the Holy Thaws
St. Teresa of Avila

A woman’s body, like the earth, has seasons:
when the mountain stream flows,
when the holy
thaws,

when I am most fragile and in need,
it was then, it seemed,
God came
closest.

God, like a medic on a field, is tending our souls.
Our horns locked with desires, but don’t hold yourself
too accountable: for all desires are
really innocent. That is what
the compassion in His
eyes tells me.

Why this great war between the countries—the countries—
inside of us?

What are all these insane borders we protect?
What are all these different names for the same church of love
we kneel in together? For it is true, together we live: and only
at that shrine where all are welcome will God sing
loud enough to be heard.

Our horns got locked with the earth and sky in some odd
marriage ritual: so what, don’t worry. We should be proud of
ourselves for everything we helped create in this
magic world.

And God is always there, if you feel wounded. He kneels
over this earth like
a divine medic,

and His love thaws
the holy in
us.
[Elizabeth K. got it from a book called Love Poems from God which i’m tempted to buy based on the title alone. Ditto this book i saw in Joel’s office.]


3) If i were to change my name (not my LJ name but my birth certificate name -- Elizabeth Sweeny), what should i change it to?

Okay, so that isn’t particularly a meme (though it totally could be, perhaps as “What do you think my name should be?” since we spend so much time interacting with so many of each other solely through LJ handles) but since my first name is so common and my surname is so commonly misspelled it comes up in my thoughts from time to time.
Tags: smith: rcfos
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