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Easter Sunday was also Youth Sunday. Moving and wonderful.
I grew up in an upper-middle class family without shouting or screaming or hitting. I didn’t realize until I was 40 years old that we were emotionally illiterate and that I didn’t even know I had spent most of my life sad, lonely, angry, and afraid. I just knew it felt good when I got … Read more
Dave Winer points to this important trailer., The Mask You Live In.
Our lives are just a bunch of moments. From the fine folks who brought you Words. Moments from Everynone on Vimeo. Moments on Devour.com. Total thanks to Shelley for tweeting this.
Commonplaces from Making Light. Please read them all.
“We are prophets of a future not our own.” (Oscar Romero)
“Peace means something different from ‘not fighting’. Those aren’t peace advocates, they’re ‘stop fighting’ advocates. Peace is an active and complex thing and sometimes fighting is part of what it takes to get it.” (Jo Walton)
“You really think that safety can be plucked from the arms of an evil deed?” (Darla, “Inside Out”)
“The whole point of society is to be less unforgiving than nature.” (Arthur D. Hlavaty)
“Armageddon is not around the corner. This is only what the people of violence want us to believe. The complexity and diversity of the world is the hope for the future.” (Michael Palin)
“Just because you’re on their side doesn’t mean they’re on your side.” (Teresa Nielsen Hayden)
“Young men and women, educated very carefully to be apolitical, to be technicians who thought they disliked politics, making them putty in the hands of their rulers, like always.” (Kim Stanley Robinson, Red Mars)
Jill and Kevin’s Wedding Entrance Dance. Certainly blogged by half the web, more than 12 million views, I’m behind the curve, blah blah. I felt terrific watching this. I’m this happy being married to Ellen!
I’ve spent most of the morning photographing flowers and other plants here in Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge west of Pasadena. Lovely; I’m grateful for this beauty, for the opportunity to see it and make photographs of it. A small snap below, with the promise of a gallery of more to come:
In concert at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church. Renaissance and modern choral works, sung with beauty and real appreciation. A lovely concert.