DISPATCHED FROM THE CROSSROADS, AT THE INTERSECTION OF yesterday & tomorrow
Saturday, 4.21.07: Week In Review
Spring temperatures have finally arrived on Planet Susan—not a green leaf to be seen yet. Maybe tomorrow.
My brain seemed to be on break this week so I did some housekeeping — not quite up to the bar of "spring cleaning" but chased enough dust bunnies around to feel comfortable having Joanne and Alison over on Wednesday evening.
Thursday I had lunch with Joy. We talked about the women's groups she leads and how "Christian" her marketing materials should sound. She is a minister but her humanitarian projects are ecumenical. We wound up talking theology. My most interesting conversations these days are around spirituality and religion. I'm not much of a believer, but definitely an armchair philosopher and probably a seeker of some sort. It's interesting to me how we organize our beliefs (whether religious, scientific or practical) to guide our actions and relationships.
Ireland. Finally our plans are moving along. Turns out my cousin's emails to me were being bounced back as "undeliverable" so she wound up calling me. She got me thinking more clearly about an itinerary, as did the packet of materials my mother sent me.
Reading. Starting in on "How the Irish Saved Civilization" by Thomas Cahill, a book I've had on my shelf for a while but never read. I think early Irish spirituality might be interesting to explore. My understanding is that Rome and London did what they could during the 18th and 19th centuries to squeeze the life out of the old-time religion.
Celebrated Curly Price Day.
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