Saturday, April 11, 2009
Seven years ago tonight, I became a Catholic. I loved the long ritual and reading the part about the creation of sea monsters (here's where my dramatic actressy side came out) among other things (hey, I love the surreal aspect) and getting baptized. I also went into the baptismal in my stilettos, obviously my sin nature -- ha! -- asserting itself. We're about to go into ordinary time, the longest part of the year. It's my favorite in a way -- nothing special happening, just day after day. Lent is finished and now I begin another year. I wish I had some giant fortune cookie to let me know what to expect, but maybe not. The last seven years have been fairly dramatic with lots of twists and turns. But I still have my communion gifts -- strangely, none have been lost. These talismans remind me to stay calm, that each day presents a shot at redemption from the worst and best I have to offer.
Michelle's Spell of the Day
"The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances." Robert Flatt
Drinking memoir suggestion: The Addict Michael Stein
Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Saturday! Video tomorrow for Easter!