28 October 2006

Sick day: the frivolous & not so frivolous

I lost my voice Thursday night, so yesterday was a sick day. I watched movies, read, made booties and Christmas ornaments & tended to some of my plants.

I'm excited that next weekend Jess & I are making a roadtrip to Omaha to visit friends and attend the Beggars Society meeting where Shane Claiborne will be speaking. I started re-reading parts of his book Irresistable Revolution and have been thinking a lot about what it means to be salt & light, especially after attending the Psalters concert in Greenville a couple of weekends ago. From Irresistable Revolution:
"We live in a world of dangerous extremes. "These are extreme times," Dr. King said. "The question is what kind of extremists we will be. Will we be extremists for hate or for love?" The world has seen Christian extremists who will blow up abortion clinics and dance on the doctors' graves. We have seen Christian extremists who hold signs that say: "God hates fags." But where are the Christian extremists for love and grace?"


Another book I've been reading is a volume of poetry from Czeslaw Milosz called "Second Space". Here are a few of his words (from "I Should Know"):
"Memory composes a story of shames and amazements.
The shames I closed inside myself, but the amazements
at a sun-streak on a walll, at the trill of an oriole, a face,
an iris, a volume of poems, a person, endure and return in
brightness."

And from "Jackdaws on the Tower"
"These are days when people seem to me a festivall
Of marionettes dancing at the edge of nothingness.
And the torture inflicted on the Son of Man on the cross
Occurred so thatt the world could show its indifference."

10 Comments:

Blogger Heidi said...

Yea for sick days that are justified, but not so sick that you lay comatose in bed!

Hope you feel better soon!

8:25 AM  
Blogger linz said...

Is there no end to your precio-city? I just made up a new word for you. Goo... proud that you can actually do things...

9:59 PM  
Anonymous Tanya said...

OOO...please let me know how the conference goes. Thanks for your thoughts. I hope you're feeling all better!

10:20 PM  
Anonymous Drea said...

Tanya's blog is such a great forum! Glad to know another Frontline fan. I was bummed that Kiva's website couldn't handle all of the traffic.

11:00 PM  
Anonymous molly said...

i love your booties and your ornaments! how do you make those? i want to make those ornaments for my tree this year. do you have a pattern you use?

8:36 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Ange,

lovin' it! You are precious.

Laura

11:40 AM  
Anonymous molly said...

thanks for the info about the crafts. when you get a chance, let me know how you make the ornaments.
you heard right about us moving there. that's the plan right now. we're still trying to decide. it's like a 60% chance right now that we're moving there. so pray that we can make the right decision.

3:35 PM  
Blogger laura said...

angela! i told my roomie about your baby booties and she wants to buy some for our landlord's new baby :) might we send you some money in exchange for a pair?

i hope you are well... :) it was fun to visit again a couple weeks ago-you two make excellent hostesses.
love, laura (court's friend :)

1:36 PM  
Blogger Heidi V. said...

Happy Birthday ANGE!

11:01 AM  
Anonymous molly said...

could you please email me and tell me how to make the ornaments? we are getting a tree this weekend and i really want to make ornaments for it.
thanks.

8:13 PM  

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