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

"Then sings my soul..."

The weather today has been just beautiful.  Walking back from CWM this evening it was just starting to rain, which is a lovely feeling, and I love the smell of rain on pavement.  When I went to the gym on Saturday it was like the b-school campus had been flooded or something, but that mud smell was great.

Before service at CWM tonight, I had started to read the bulletin and then heard Trevanna call my name.  I looked up to see Mark (sitting behind her) waving piteously.  Apparently I was ignoring him :)  It was a really nice feeling -- that people want my company.

Tiffany also said we should do coffee again, which lifted my heart.  I said it would have to be a little later than last time 'cause I've been going to the gym after work.  I said that it took me forever to actually start going, despite its convenience, and now I'm like, "Oh, this is so easy; it only cuts an hour out of my day," and yet I can't manage to do my Medieval Church reading or even spend ten minutes each morning in Scripture.  She said she thinks working out can be a spiritual thing -- wholeness etc. and said she's never been able to meditate while at the gym, but...  I said that my mom had talked about getting into a contemplative space at the gym and I can't do that but that I have been making a conscious effort to when I'm walking (which I am a lot) to instead of obsessively planning to really try to be in prayer.  [I also thought, though I did not mention, that "wholeness" seems to have become my big theme in trying to deal with spirituality.]

I'm starting to feel just a little bit like I'm actually living this spiritual journey (as opposed to doing lots of unconnected intellectual engagement -- and thus am feeling a little but more at peace with all the as-yet-unfinished to-do-list items related to all that learning).

***

In other news, I got an e-mail today.
The annual Boston Gay & Lesbian Film & Video Festival at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is right around the corner, May 9-20. Film selections & schedule will be available within the coming weeks at www.mfa.org.
I am sad that one of the weekends of the festival is Reunion since I'm already limited as to when I can go what with church stuff -- the e-mail was about volunteering during the festival and I'm not even sure I can swing that, though I suppose I might look into it.  That it is coming up makes me feel a bit guilty that I still have unfinished writeups from when I went last year, but the existence of the festival makes me really happy.
Tags: film festivals: mfa: glbt, spiritual journey
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